Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares students to provide preventative, diagnostic and rehabilitative services to persons exhibiting speech, language and swallowing disorders.

 

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers a master's degree in speech-language pathology. The graduate program prepares students to provide preventative, diagnostic and rehabilitative services to persons exhibiting speech, language and swallowing disorders. It is a full-time, on-campus graduate program and features a curriculum that integrates research, evidence-based clinical experiences and a focus on serving diverse populations.  Students benefit from faculty who are teaching courses and supervising in their primary areas of research and clinical interests. The NCCU Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic provides speech, language and hearing evaluations and treatment services for monolingual and bilingual clients from birth through adult age. Additionally, the Department of CSD offers online prerequisite courses needed to apply for admission to most graduate programs in speech-language pathology.

Graduates are eligible to apply for certification by ASHA, for licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NCBOESLPA) and for the specialist license issued by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at North Carolina Central 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.

 

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NCCU Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

Our campus-based clinic provides preventative, diagnostic and intervention services.

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Upon participating in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, graduates will be able to:

  • Provide preventative, diagnostic and rehabilitative services to persons exhibiting speech, language and swallowing disorders according to practices in the profession
  • Assess evidence-based information collected through a variety of sources during professional clinical practices
  • Provide culturally responsive services to a culturally diverse group of clients and other stakeholders
  • Apply ethical and professional behaviors according to adopted standards in the profession
  • Exhibit research, advocacy and leadership skills according to commonly accepted practices in the profession
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