Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Program

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Bridge communication gaps

You’ll be ready to thrive at the next level: graduate school or the workforce.

Why major in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) at Missouri State?


Dr. Sarah Lockenvitz and two speech-language students demonstrate how smart palate technology is used for therapy.
  • Be primed for graduate school – To become a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist (AuD), you’ll need to earn a graduate degree, too. This major gets you ready.
  • Enjoy quality, affordability – MSU has reasonable tuition rates.
  • Start your career after you graduate – If you don't want to pursue graduate school, you can still work in supporting roles at nursing homes, clinics and more.
  • Learn from the prosThe people who teach you are all clinicians in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Track options: Specialize your CSD degree

How do you want to make a difference in communication sciences and disorders? Choose the track that matches your goals and interests.

An audiology professor connects equipment to a student's head during a lab demonstration.
Make sounds and conversations easier to hear.
A speech-language student paints with an adult patient during a group therapy session.
Help people speak with confidence.
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Careers and outcomes
Unlock a new world of social interactions for your patients.
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Student club
Connect with other Bears who share your interests in speech-language and audiology.