Pursue a Fulfilling Health Career with a Communication Sciences and Disorders Degree
At Marywood, we are focused on preparing you for a career as a speech-language pathologist. Certification in this field requires a master’s degree, so our program prepares you to become a certified practitioner by earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years.
A bachelor’s degree-only option is available for those pursuing careers in audiology.
Our active, hands-on program offers extensive clinical practicum experiences, as students work with patients in our on-campus clinic, in outside professional settings, and through numerous community outreach efforts. Accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the CSD degree provides a challenging academic curriculum to prepare students, from a family-centered perspective, for professional careers serving children and adults with communication disorders.
The undergraduate (pre-professional phase) portion of the program includes Marywood University’s core curriculum and all of the pre-professional courses that emphasize knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes.
The graduate (professional phase) portion of the program, which begins with the summer semester of the third undergraduate year, emphasizes academic coursework and clinical practicum experiences designed to foster knowledge and skills about the nature of speech, language, hearing and communication disorders and differences as well as swallowing disorders.
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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation
- Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
- Essay (optional)
Centralized Learning Space for CSD Students
The Communication Sciences and Disorders program is organized around a contiguous space in the McGowan Center in the northern section of campus, just steps away from the University student center and main dining facility.
Students have access to two computer labs in the McGowan Center and additional labs across campus for general academic purposes. A secure computer area is located in the student preparation room for clinical use. In this secure CSD area there is a printer available and this space also houses AAC devices and IPads.
All CSD faculty members' offices, as well as the department support staff, are centrally located adjacent to the program's classroom and clinical spaces in the McGowan Center.
Speech Science Lab
This lab contains the Kay Elemetrics Speech Lab including VisiPitch and Nasometer programs.
Speech/Language & Audiology Clinics
The Speech/Language & Audiology Clinics offer therapeutic and diagnostic speech, language, and hearing services for children and adults within the community.
Student Personal Space
Communication Sciences and Disorders students have their own clinical preparation room. The graduate students have space for private storage within the clinic area for personal and clinic belongings.
These traditional learning spaces are equipped with state of the art audio/video systems and flexible learning environments.
Map & Directions
The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.
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Map & Directions
The Marywood Speech/Language and Audiology Clinics are housed in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, which is centrally located in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. The clinics currently feature six therapy rooms, two diagnostic rooms, a play group/child language group room, two-way windows and video monitoring capabilities, a Speech Science Lab, a Clinical Preparation Room, a Hearing Aid Evaluation and Aural Rehabilitation Room, and an Audiology Suite.
Map & Directions
The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students.
From #DayOne, Marywood is here for you each step of the way. Marywood is here for you each step of the way. For currently enrolled students visit the Speech Language Pathology Student Resources Website for academic tips, forms, and more to guide you on your academic journey.