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The objective of the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS) graduate program is to prepare highly competent speech-language pathologists to work in a variety of employment settings such as clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice and schools. The curriculum emphasizes voice, speech, language, cognition, fluency, swallowing, and hearing abilities and disabilities throughout the life span. This academic content is combined with clinical experiences and research opportunities.
Most speech-language pathology and audiology positions require the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) which includes successful completion of a master’s degree, a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) and passing a national examination. In some career areas such as college teaching or research, a Ph.D. is required. Many students who graduate with a M.S. in CDIS are well qualified to enter doctoral programs.
OSU-Tulsa students in the CDIS program get hands-on training and experience with community pediatric evaluations, speech-language therapy and newborn hearing screenings on campus.
View the fall 2013 undergraduate curriculum, including information on leveling courses for students with a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than communication sciences and disorders.
For more information about this program, including academic requirements, visit the OSU Communication Sciences and Disorders website or contact OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services.