Helping Persons of All Ages Speak and Hear

Programs in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders train speech-language pathologists in a nationally accredited program and offer students active learning through the on-campus Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic.

Our high quality, comprehensive clinic services in speech-language pathology and audiology have been a community asset for nearly 70 years. Students receive hands-on training by working in the clinic and have opportunities for community engagement.

We are extremely proud to operate a community clinic with diagnostic and therapy services in speech-language pathology and audiology for children and adults.

Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic

Program Accreditation

Communication Sciences and Disorders M.S. 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.

Mailing Address:
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.

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Program Options

Undergraduate Options

Receive the pre-professional training to start a rewarding career helping persons with speech and languages differences and disorders with a major or minor.

Mater's in Communication Sciences Disorders

Diagnose and treat individuals in a variety of clinical settings and earn the professional credentials for a successful career.

Special Education - Autism Graduate Certificate

Gain advanced specialized training to work with students on the autism spectrum. Teaching license required for admission.

Success Story with Katelyn Dietrich '21

Katelyn Dietrich, a 2021 graduate of the Communication Sciences and Disorders master's program, was awarded the 2021 St. Cloud State University Distinguished Thesis Award! Her topic was, "Dynamic Assessment with Bilingual (Somali/English) Children: Implications for Improving Accuracy of Identification for Language and Reading Disorders". 

"Competing a thesis was the best decision for me. It provided an opportunity to make connections with a local school, collect data in-person, and share findings with professionals across related fields. All of this was done on a flexible schedule and with strong support and guidance from my thesis committee. Along the way, I developed a deeper understanding and appreciation for the research process and its "real world" implications."  -Katelyn Dietrich

Katelyn Dietrich

We intentionally prepare students for the rigor of their careers through education and mentorship as they become competent, ethical, and culturally responsive speech, language and hearing professionals who empower the people they serve. 

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Whether you are at the beginning of your college journey or a working professional, our degrees will give you the education and credentials to be successful in the field. 

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Success Stories

Maggie Boling and Katie Denzen Presentation of work

Maggie Boling and Katie Denzen, 2022 graduates of the CSD master's program, presented their work at the 2021 ASHA Convention in Washington D.C., along with faculty mentors Dr. Mili Mathew and Dr. Grama Rangamani. The title of their paper was “Relationship between Gestures and Verbal Discourse - Evidence from Monolingual English and Asian-Indian Bilingual Speakers". Maggie and Katie each received the SCSU Student Mentor Collaboration Grant as well as the College of Health and Wellness Professions Internal Funding Scholarship, which supported their presentation and conference attendance. 

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