Communication Sciences and Disorders


  • Five-year program w/Pre-Professional & Professional Phase s
  • Speech-language pathology, audiology, or deaf studies
  • State-of-the-art Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

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IMPORTANT REMINDER for Fall 2014 Transfer Students:  Deadline for submitting an application for admission and all supplemental items is March 1, 2014.

Marywood’s five-year program consists of two distinct phases: the Pre-Professional Phase (years 1-3) and the Professional Phase (years 4-5).

During this pre-professional phase of the program, students take classes to meet the liberal arts core requirements, as well as complete courses in basic human communication processes and some speech-language disorders, to prepare them for application and admittance to the Professional Phase of the program.

The Professional phase of the program concentrates on course work in various communication disorders across the life span and provides clinical practicum experiences where students learn to apply knowledge and skills to children and adults who have various speech-language-swallowing disorders. An option to pursue teacher certification is also offered.

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The program is housed in the William G. McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. This attractive physical plant contains specialized space for classrooms, laboratories, and offices. The Center also houses the Marywood Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The clinic allows students to work with individuals with speech, language, and hearing needs as part of their educational preparation. The clinic is equipped with video monitoring equipment and a complete audiological evaluation facility.

Marywood's program provides students with academic course work and clinical experiences that prepare them to pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology. Our objectives are compatible with standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). To be certified by this national accreditation body, one must complete a master's degree, a clinical fellowship, and pass a national examination. This certification allows the recipient to seek employment in any setting where speech-language pathologists or audiologists are found (clinics, hospitals, schools, private practice, etc.).

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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