The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at West Virginia University is actively engaged in research and scholarship, innovative in its teaching and clinical education, and is strongly committed to its advocacy and community outreach efforts. We prepare students for the exciting professions of speech-language pathology and audiology wherein practitioners provide services for individuals of all ages who have speech, voice, language, swallowing, hearing and/or balance disorders.
CSD offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Speech Pathology and Audiology, a professional Master of Science (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology, and a professional Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program. Our newest program, the Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, is specifically designed for expert clinicians who seek a leadership role as a researcher and scholar in the discipline.
The department also offers several faculty-led research laboratories furnished with state-of-the-art equipment. These labs serve as a home for any undergraduate or graduate student interested in participating in research activities or in conducting their own research investigations.