About the Program
In 2010, Ohio University's School of Physical Therapy and School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences combined to form what is now the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences. The newly formed school, which includes the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, is part of the College of Health Sciences and Professions.
Founded in 1937, Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is one of the oldest and largest academic programs in communication sciences and disorders in the world. The program is dedicated to excellence in research and education of undergraduate and graduate students who will be successful for future academic study and employment. CSD offers five different degree programs: the BS in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, the MA in Speech-Language Pathology, the AuD (audiology), the PhD in Speech and Language Science, and the PhD in Hearing Science.
The CSD faculty and staff are committed to personalized mentoring of students at all levels, and to integrating academic learning with pre-clinical and clinical education through course work, clinical experiences, research opportunities, and extracurricular activities.
Numerous CSD alumni have achieved highly visible leadership positions as researchers, professors, authors, clinic directors, and administrators. HSLS faculty members are known internationally for their research and clinical expertise. The program has a solid commitment to international collaboration and ample external clinical research sites in the US and in several other countries. The Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic has a longstanding reputation for provision of quality clinical services to people of all ages in nine counties in Southern Ohio. In addition to having a large state-of-the art on-campus clinic the Clinic has 14 additional off-campus clinical sites.