Graduate Program | Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


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The Master’s of Communication Sciences and Disorders M.A. education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Minnesota Duluth is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301- 296-5700.  Accredited since 1978, the program prepares students to work in a variety of professional settings and to meet the challenges of serving individuals with diverse communication impairments. Students choose UMD's Communication Sciences and Disorders Program because it offers the courses, the clinical experiences, and the individualized instruction needed to become a skilled speech language pathologist. Up-to-date courses reflecting current needs in the profession area available, such as courses in assistive technology, child language disorders, dysphagia, motor speech disorders, speech science instrumentation, and stuttering. Employers seek graduates from the program because they are well equipped to serve people with communication handicaps. Student have presented their research work at state, national, and international conferences.

Student Outcome Data

Graduate Outcome Data

Academic Year 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
# of Graduates 14 15 14 15 15
Retention Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Praxis 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Employment 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Graduate Application Data

Academic Year 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
# of Applicants 126 139 204 153 140
# of New Students 15 15 16 16 18
Average GPA 3.46 3.44 3.66 3.53 3.55