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Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Thanks for visiting our Website. I hope you find the information you need about our programs on these Web pages.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers an undergraduate pre-professional program in communication sciences and disorders (BS) which provides the appropriate coursework and experiences for graduate work in audiology or speech-language pathology.

We offer graduate professional programs in Audiology (AuD) and Speech-Language Pathology (MA). Students in these programs enjoy a balance of coursework, research and carried clinical practice experiences, excellent and caring faculty, and a variety of clinical experiences.

We also offer the PhD in speech-language pathology, audiology and speech, language and hearing sciences, with the goal of preparing future faculty for roles in teaching and research. The presence of our wonderful PhD students adds to the vibrant research and clinical atmosphere in the program through their interactions with faculty and other undergraduate and graduate students.

The research and clinical activities in French East make it an exciting place with faculty who enjoy national and international reputations for their contributions to their professions. We have financial assistance available in the form of graduate assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, which are dependent upon available funds.

We encourage you to come to visit and talk with our faculty and students.  In order to visit our programs please select the program link that you are interested in. 


Lisa Kelchner, PhD
Interim Department Head

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Allied Health Group to Spend Spring Break Assessing Creole in Jamaica

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For many college students, spring break means putting down the books andbackpacks and heading for the beach. For a handful of faculty and students inthe Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in the College ofAllied Health Sciences (CAHS) at the University of Cincinnati, this springbreak will be spent conducting research on speech and language abilities ofchildren in Jamaica as part of the program International Experience:Multilingual and Multicultural Experiences in Communication Sciences andDisorders.Karla Washington, PhD, assistant professor and Erin Redle, PhD, adjunctassistant professor, both in CSD are leading a group of students on a servicelearning spring break trip in Kingston, Jamaica. This will be the fifth studenttrip Washington has led to work on the first-ever speech and language tool forJamaican-Creole speaking children.The trip consists of six undergraduate, Master of Speech... Read Story

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