About the School of Communication Science & Disorders


Changing practice by developing exceptional critical thinkers who become leaders in their diverse communities


The mission of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to:

  • develop a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce of collaborative professionals who are leaders in their communities;
  • integrate science, theory, and the art of practice;
  • inspire curiosity and cultivate critical thinking;
  • promote the well-being of those we serve with humility and genuine care;
  • curate authentic clinical experiences through reciprocal partnerships with diverse and underserved communities;
  • advance scholarship to move the profession forward.


Community | Equity | Compassion | Critical Inquiry | Advocacy | Lived Experiences

Accreditation Status

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Pacific University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.