About the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is an interdisciplinary academic unit home to approximately 25 faculty and staff, 68 graduate students and 413 undergraduate students, focusing on three major areas of research, teaching, and service including:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Speech, Voice, and Hearing Sciences

The Penn State program in Speech-Language Pathology has been ranked in the top 10 percent of the 247 programs in the United States ranked by U.S. News and World Report since it began ranking programs in Speech-Language Pathology.

World-class faculty offer academic course work, clinical training/practicum experiences, and research opportunities to students.

We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders, building on connections among behavioral, physical, linguistic, and psychosocial aspects of communication.

The master's (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology at The Pennsylvania State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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