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.
Bridget Walsh is an assistant professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders in the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Walsh purchased an RV to put a speech development lab on wheels to reach children and families far from her brick-and-mortar lab on the East Lansing campus.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.
The Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department is currently home to 6 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.
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.
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