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.
From the outside, stuttering seems simple. The listener hears a disruption in speech like the repetition or extension of part of a word, or sees that the speaker is unable to speak for a short period. Many people experience stuttering as children, but most outgrow it. From the inside, stuttering is vastly more complex. It is a condition that can have lasting effects and has brought determined and curious researchers to the Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders (CSD).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.
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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