Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


Why study communication sciences and disorders?

The communication sciences and disorders department embraces the values of Missouri State University’s public affairs mission. We strive to:

  • Educate and inspire our students to be life-long learners
  • Provide culturally competent clinical and collaborative services to enhance the communication abilities of those we serve in the community
  • Engage in and disseminate research

Preparing you for the future

The department of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) at Missouri State University provides a one-of-a-kind education through classroom teaching and clinical experiences. We offer nationally accredited programs in:

Our students are exposed to each of these areas during their education, making them even more marketable as they begin their job search.

We provide our students with experiences that cover a range of disorders affecting normal communication processes. Coupled with research and clinical experience, access to state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities, our students are given advanced preparation to help both adults and children with speech, language and hearing needs.

Graduate Success

Student outcome data demonstrate the effectiveness of our program. Completion rates, employment placements and PRAXIS test scores illustrate the success of our graduates.

Click here for average GPA and GRE scores of students accepted into our graduate programs. Compare Missouri State's tuition costs with those of area competitors.

Pair your course work with outstanding clinical experiences

Our students receive a diverse array of clinical experiences in community and statewide agencies working in:

  • Acute care and rehabilitative hospital settings
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Ear, nose and throat medical practices
  • Preschool, elementary and secondary school settings
  • Care of children birth to age 3


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