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.


MSU CSD is excited to highlight two upcoming department events!

ASHA & CAC Public Comment Forum

Tuesday, October 20 at 4:15 pm EST. 

  • The Master of Arts Program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University is accredited by the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association’s Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The CAA provides the opportunity for public comment regarding the program during a site visit as part of the reaccreditation process.
  • For your safety, this event will be held virtually over Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, please RSVP at comdis@msu.edu with "Public Forum RSVP" in the subject line. 

M.A. Open House  

Tuesday, October 27 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST.

  • FEATURING: Program Overview, Application Info, Prerequisites Info, Introduction to the CSD Family, and a Q&A with Faculty and Students. Information session will be followed by a virtual tour of labs and classrooms.
  • For your safety, this event will be held virtually over Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, RSVP at comdis@msu.edu with "M.A. Open House RSVP" in the subject line. Please include your name, email, and home university.

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 7 doctoral students, all with varying interests. We've assembled a little information 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.