Welcome to CSD

Mark Mizuko
Dr. Mark Mizuko, Department Head and Professor

On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, I welcome you to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). UMD's CSD undergraduate and graduate degree programs provide specialized coursework and clinical experiences which prepares students to work with speech-language and hearing-disabled children and adults in a variety of settings, including public schools, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers and private practice.

The CSD program is well recognized for the close faculty-student interaction and mentoring relationships. Faculty serve as mentors for students, culminating in collaborative research projects and clinical service internships and externships. Please do not hesitate to contact us and ask us questions, and come back to visit us again.

About Us

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is dedicated to teaching students how to apply academic and research concepts to the realities of clinical practice. Students choose UMD's CSD program because it offers the courses, clinical experiences, and individualized instruction needed to help people with communication disorders.

We offer up-to-date courses that reflect current needs in the profession, such as assistive technology, child language disorders, dysphagia, motor speech disorders, speech science instrumentation, and stuttering.

In addition to rigorous academic coursework, undergraduate and graduate students participate in clinical education experiences, learning as interns under the guidance of clinical instructors in the Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and affiliated internship sites.