Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Prepare for your future

Experience a one-of-a-kind education through the curricular and clinical preparation of our nationally accredited programs in speech-language pathology, audiology and education of the deaf and hard of hearing. During your education, you'll have exposure to each of these areas, which will make you more marketable as you begin your career.

Through research and clinical experiences and access to our state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities, you'll build the foundation you need to help others with their speech, language and hearing needs.

Benefit from outstanding clinical education

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 three

Live the public affairs mission

We embrace and instill the values of Missouri State University’s public affairs mission in our students, striving 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 and engage in and disseminate research.


Undergraduate programs

Graduate programs

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

Be sure to check out the average GPA and GRE scores of students accepted into our graduate programs. Compare Missouri State's tuition costs with those of area competitors.


Inspiring academics

Knowledge based on experience — Missouri State's approach to learning sets you up for success with insight from expert faculty, personalized advising and a diverse range of courses.

Unbeatable value

A smart investment in your future — Missouri State delivers enriching opportunities along with affordable costs and extensive financial aid options.

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