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

FACULTY NEWS: CSD congratulates Professor Ken St. Louis for receiving the International Fluency Association’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Eighth World Congress on Fluency Disorders held in Lisbon, Portugal.

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!

CSD FACULTY POSITION: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites applications for an available tenure-track Assistant Professor position in speech-language pathology to begin spring or fall 2016. Expertise in fluency, voice, and/or other speech disorders preferred.

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