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

GRADUATE TUITION WAIVERS: A limited number of tuition waivers are available to CSD graduate students for the Fall 2016 semester. These tuition waiver awards are based on academic merit. SLP students beginning their second-year and AuD students beginning their 2nd or 3rd-year are eligible. To be considered, students must complete a Graduate Tuition Waiver Application and submit it to Cheryl Ridgway by Friday, May 20.

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

FACULTY POSITION AVAILABLE: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in fluency, voice, and/or other disorders of speech production.

THE PROFESSIONS: has ranked audiology #2 and speech-language pathology #11 on its list of The Best 200 Jobs of 2015! For more information, see Career Options in Communication Sciences and Disorders.