Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
The graduate program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders is uniquely designed to equip students with the experiences, knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their future careers. Our clinical supervisors are working as speech-language pathologists and provide countless opportunities for students to apply knowledge of communicative disorders learned in the classroom directly to real-world clinical life.
Our students learn both in the class and in the field, working in labs, clinics and hospitals and learning from experienced professionals in communicative sciences and disorders.
Amanda Hampton Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Purdue University, and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at Purdue University.
Eric Hunter currently serves as the Associate Chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders as well as the Director of the Trifecta Initiative (a joint research initiative of the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, and the College of Com Art & Science). Dr. Hunter came to MSU from the National Center for Voice and Speech, where he served as Deputy Executive Director for six years.