Acoustics testing room in the ROOMS CSD lab.

Communicative Sciences and Disorders

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.

Public Comment on MSU CSD

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)

The Michigan State University Master of Arts Program in Communicative Sciences & Disorders is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. As part of the re-accreditation process, CAA provides a time for public comment regarding CSD's Master's program. 

Please bring any comments or questions you may have! The public meeting will take place in room 182 of Communication Arts & Sciences on March 26th, 2020 at 4:15 pm.

Degrees and Programs

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.

Meet Our Doctoral Students

The Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department is currently home to 10 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. 

Check out the Current Ph.D.'s

Inside Communicative Sciences and Disorders

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.