Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders


We train speech-language pathologists in a nationally accredited program and offer students active learning through the on-campus Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic.

Students can earn bachelor's and master's degrees in speech-language pathology. A master's degree is the entry-level requirement to practice as a speech-language pathologist in the United States.

Our high quality, comprehensive clinic services in speech-language pathology and audiology have been a community asset for nearly seven decades. Our students train and work in the clinic and have opportunities for community engagement.

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology {residential} at St. Cloud State 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.

Opportunities & Highlights

Clinic services

Our clinic serves 175-200 child and adult clients each year with diagnostic and therapy services in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Student achievement

Our students excel both on campus and after graduation. Hear some of their stories.

In-depth on autism

Our Autism Certificate Program provides advanced, specialized training for professionals who work with early childhood and school-age students with autism spectrum disorders.


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders strategic plan is available upon request.



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