School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers a master of science degree in speech-language pathology, a post-baccalaureate program in communication sciences and disorders, and a minor in communications sciences and disorders. The program will emphasize the integration of evidence based academic and clinical knowledge and skills. The curriculum provides in-depth study of speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive-communication disorders across the lifespan.

Students have an opportunity to work closely with faculty, clinical supervisors, professional speech-language pathologists, and allied health professionals. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in a variety of clinical settings including public schools, clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, special schools and private practices. Others may choose to pursue their PhD.

All graduates of the master’s program will meet the academic and clinical requirements, and be eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the Oregon License in Speech-Language Pathology from the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to high quality student learning at the graduate and undergraduate level. We feel that all students should have the opportunity to learn through cooperative interaction with faculty in both clinical and academic settings. The school is housed in beautiful Berglund Hall, a LEED-Gold certified building, on the historic Forest Grove campus.

A strategic plan was developed to help guide the work of the school.