In MSU's Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, we strive for excellence in understanding communication disorders. Our partnerships with clinics across the state give students hands-on experience working as speech-language pathologists in real-world settings. With a 100% job placement rate, our graduates become scholars, clinicians and leaders in communicative sciences and disorders.
Our research in communication sciences and disorders focuses on communication development and rehabilitation, and the underlying basis of speech and language processes.
Researchers led by Eric Hunter within the MSU Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders are exploring whether broadcasters experience occupational hazards related to their voice and hearing. The research is part of an effort funded by the National Institutes of Health that examines the occupational demands of high voice use professions.Read more
The department offers a M.A., Ph.D. and an undergraduate minor with several preparatory classes for students wanting to pursue careers in speech-language pathology, audiology or related disciplines.
Are you interested in Speech-Language Pathology Master of Arts Program at MSU? Please join us for our Open House on Friday, October 12, 2018. The event will begin at 3:00 pm in the Packaging Building, Rm 100, 448 Wilson Rd. East Lansing, MI 48824, and will move through the Communication Arts and Sciences Building and Oyer Speech and Hearing Building.
Get an inside look at the experiences our students, faculty and alumni take part in and the people they impact every day, including our study abroad program which has been running for over 35 years with a focus on communication disorders in Great Britain.
The Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department is currently home to 14 doctoral students, all with varying interests. We've assembled a little about each of them to gain an insight into their studies; from infant-directed speech to multiple avenues of stuttering research, architectural acoustics to the development of language and disorders.
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