Communication Sciences and Disorders

Office: 103 Prentis Building; 313-577-3339
Chairperson: Margaret Greenwald
Graduate Officer: Derek Daniels
Undergraduate Advisors: Faith Williams
Coordinators of Clinical Programs: Karen S. O'Leary, Mary Kassa

Audiology is the study of the normal and impaired auditory system. Speech-language pathology focuses on impaired speech, language, fluency, and voice function of children and adults. The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) and Master of Arts with a major in Speech-Language Pathology degree programs offer students intensive and diverse academic and clinical experiences.

The course of study should be developed as early as possible with the student’s major advisor, and candidacy must be established by filing an approved Plan of  Work after twelve credits have been earned.

Academic Scholarship: All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS for all departmental graduate programs are:

  1. a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0
  2. completion of the Graduate Record Examination
  3. submission of three letters of recommendation
  4. submission of a written Statement of Intent
  5. submission of official transcripts

International applicants must provide, in addition, official results of the TOEFL, TWE, and SPEAK/TSE. Please access the department's website for additional information. Admission to all programs is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.


The Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Audiology programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: 800-498-2071.