Welcome to Communication Sciences and Disorders

Speech-language pathology and audiology are exciting professions wherein practitioners provide services for individuals of all ages who have speech, voice, language, swallowing, hearing, and/or balance disorders. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at West Virginia University offers a preprofessional Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Speech Pathology and Audiology, a professional Master of Science (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology, a professional Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program, and a post-professional Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Our newest program, the Ph.D. is specifically designed for expert clinicians who seek a leadership role as a researcher and scholar in the discipline. Both of our professional graduate programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Department News and Events

DEPARTMENT CLINICS: For more information about the services provided in the WVU Speech and Hearing Centers or to schedule an appointment, please contact Melissa Mitchell at (304) 293-6817 or by email at

THE PROFESSIONS: recently ranked audiology #2 and speech-language pathology #11 on its list of The Best 200 Jobs of 2015!

FACULTY NEWS: CSD congratulates Professor Dennis Ruscello for being named 2015’s Outstanding Teacher by the College of Education and Human Services.

UPDATE: The subject code for all department courses has changed from SPA to CSAD. Students will therefore need to search for ‘CSAD’ or ‘Comm Sciences and Disorders’ in the subject field when selecting courses and registering for classes.

REMINDER: All full-time students are automatically enrolled in a WVU-sponsored student health insurance plan. Any student who is already covered by another qualifying health insurance plan may file to opt out of the WVU plan by completing an insurance waiver application by August 3, 2015.