The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Cleveland State University is situated within the College of Health. The program includes a Master's level Communication Sciences and Disorders degree program and a pre-professional undergraduate degree program.
The program also houses the popular American Sign Language curriculum, taken by students across campus to fulfill general education requirements.
In addition, the program houses the Speech & Hearing Clinic, which provides comprehensive diagnostic and intervention services for people of all ages, covering a wide range of communication disorders.
Educational excellence. Promote innovation. Support our community.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Cleveland State University will be recognized as a leader in excellent, innovative, and culturally relevant educational experiences and clinical services within the Northern Ohio region and beyond.
Critical thinking. Integrity. Collaboration. Service. Compassion.
Each program goal is a sub goal of a larger long-term goal reflected in the strategic plan.
- To equip a diverse undergraduate student body with the knowledge of basic human communication processes and the critical thinking skills that enable students to compete as superior candidates for admission to graduate study in communication sciences and disorders or other fields
- To provide excellent graduate education that meets or exceeds the professional standards for clinical certification and state licensure and that prepares future speech-language pathologists to provide optimal care and enhance the quality of life for individuals with communication disorders
- To prepare future speech-language pathologists to fill diverse roles in the profession, work with integrity, and collaborate with families and other professionals in a variety of work settings
- To provide students with clinical and research opportunities that deepen their understanding and appreciation of evidence-based practices and inter-professional collaborations
- To equip students to attain leadership roles in clinical settings in the community, region, and global society by promoting skills in effective communication, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning and to encourage participation in research and life-long learning
- To provide high quality and innovative clinical services in speech, language, and hearing assessment and intervention, along with preventative care, to members of the community
- To prepare culturally competent clinicians to serve diverse populations