The Communication Sciences and Disorders program gives you an in-depth study of speech,
language, hearing processes, and background orientation about disorders of communication
in preparation for a graduate program.
Why CDIS at OSU?
OSU CDIS program in the top 50% of the graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology.
All our graduate students receive clinical training that is well grounded in evidence-based
practice. Our graduate students’ completion, employment, and Praxis exam pass rates
have averaged more than 95% in the past four years. Courses focus primarily on normal
communication development, the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism, the
acoustics of speech, phonetics, audiology and speech-language disorders.
This program prepares you to enter a graduate program in order to pursue certification
by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Our graduates enjoy successful
careers in a variety of fields:
Hospital - Acute Care
Hospital - Rehab Setting
Adult Day Care Facility
Colleges and Universities
Public School System
Home Health Agency
Long-Term Care Facility
Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors have the opportunity to observe therapy sessions
and seniors gain clinical experience
You can gain research experience in the Phon Farm, Motor Speech Lab, Sociophonetics
Lab and the Language Learning Lab
Opportunity to take courses in American Sign Language, manually coded English and
Opportunity to take courses in Deaf Education and learn about Deaf Culture.
Observe how a certified audiologist tests hearing loss in newborn babies as well as