Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is officially a Department as of July 1, 2018! We’re looking forward to growing and exploring new ways for our students to immerse themselves into the world of communication sciences and disorders.
Our mission is to offer a high quality graduate experience, which educates students to implement evidence-based services across the scope of practice in speech-language pathology.
Our M.S. degree aims to achieve this goal by providing leading edge instruction and current research that maximizes interdisciplinary collaboration across the University.
This includes a focus on normal and disordered communication processes (including speech, cognition, language and hearing) and feeding/swallowing processes.
Our students are provided with unique experiences that prepare them to address the needs of clients from various backgrounds.
Each student gains field experience by completing clinical practicum in our Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on campus, as well as in off-campus internships in various settings around Metro-Atlanta.
Explore Our Department
Welcome! The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia State University has been successfully educating students and serving the Atlanta community for over 45 years. We provide a dynamic educational experience to individuals wanting to become speech-language pathologists, as well as those wanting to pursue research careers in communication sciences and disorders. Our faculty members are committed to inspiring and preparing the next generation of clinicians and researchers.
Our master of science degree program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The CAA is an entity of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association which is located at 2200 Research Blvd #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850. They can be contacted at 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC) as an advanced preparation program leading to a Georgia teaching certificate.
I sincerely hope you find that our department, the College of Education and Human Development, and Georgia State University match your educational goals.
Jacqueline Laures-Gore, PHD, CCC-SLP
Interim Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders