About Us

The Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is actively engaged in research and scholarship, innovative in its teaching and clinical education, and is strongly committed to its advocacy and community outreach efforts. We prepare students for exciting professions which improve the lives of persons or family members who have communication disorders. 

CSD offers a minor, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in communication sciences and disorders, a Master of Science (MS) in speech-language pathology, and a Doctorate of Audiology (AuD).

Speech-language pathologists or audiologists interested in pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) should visit the PhD in Clinical and Translational Sciences webpage.

Students enrolled in courses within the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders have the opportunity to participate in research, to take part in study abroad experiences related to the profession, and to join student organizations focused on increasing awareness and resources for those with communication disorders. 

Why Choose WVU?

  • Our faculty have expertise in diverse clinical specialty areas and utilize cutting edge methods of instruction.
  • Our programs offer diverse academic and clinical experiences and incorporate student-centered learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
  • We offer high-quality, unique clinical experiences.
  • Most students will complete an externship (SLP students) or residency (AuD students) outside of the Morgantown area, and possibly outside of West Virginia, depending on the student’s interests and site availability.
  • Students will benefit from interprofessional practice (IPP) experiences with programs in nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and medicine, among others.
  • Students with an interest in research have the opportunity to complete a thesis track (SLP students) or a research project to fulfill their scholarly work requirement (AuD students).
  • We prepare students to be well-rounded and thoughtful audiologists and speech-language pathologists who are equipped to work with a variety of clinical populations and in a variety of employment settings.

Hear why our students say they chose WVU:

Why choose WVU for your Master's in Speech-Language Pathology?