The Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program is accredited by the Council
on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The first year of the program includes academic
coursework and clinical practicum within the OSU Speech-and-Hearing Clinic and other
on-campus locations. The second year includes 8 weeks of coursework followed by 8
weeks of clinical externship (off-campus) during both fall and spring semesters. Students in our graduate program receive strong academic foundations along with clinical
training involving best-evidence practices.
Non-thesis option (with comprehensive examination) - 51 credit hours total
400 clock hours of clinical practicum experience
of students' graduate program completion, employment rate and Praxis scores during
the past four years.
Research and Faculty
Faculty and students in CDIS are actively involved in several areas of research such
as, the motor aspects of speech production, speech and motor performance, and phonological
learning amongst others. CDIS department manages state of the art facilities, such as the Motor Speech Lab.
And theSociophonetics Lab.
Research conducted at the Motor Speech Lab aims at: understanding the normal physiology
and pathophysiology of motor speech production and using this information to contribute
to evidence-based practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The Sociophonetics Lab is home to a variety of sociolinguistic and phonetic studies
involving both typical speaker-hearers and those with hearing loss or speech disorders.
Personal statement indicating why you wish to pursue a graduate degree is CSD
GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing)
Three letters of reference submitted via the online application
GPA of 3.4 in undergraduate major
Course in Speech Science and Neural Anatomy and Physiology (prior to fall admissions)
GRE required (cumulative score of 296, verbal score of 153, and analytical writing
score of 3.5)
TOEFL required for international applicants who aren't native English speakers (IBT
score of 79/ PBT score of 550)
Cost & Assistance
Graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders may receive a .25 FTE (10
hours per week) graduate teaching assistantship (GTA). In addition to a monthly stipend,
students are awarded a full tuition waiver. Students accepted into the graduate program
will be reviewed for assistantship. No application is required. Assistantships are
awarded on merit. GRE scores and undergraduate GPA factor heavily into the decision