Graduate Program

Communication Science and Disorders Graduate Students
CSD Master's Program Graduates - May 2020

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

Communication Sciences and Disorders Masters Program Completion Rate

Period # Completed Program
Within Expected Time Frame
% of Completing Within
Expected Time Frame
2020-2021 22 100%
2019-2020 19 100%
2018-2019 17 100%

 

Praxis Examination Pass Rate, of Test-Takers

Period # Taking
Exam
# Passed
Exam
% Passed
Exam Rate
2020-2021 20 20 100%
2019-2020 18 18 100%
2018-2019 17 17 100%

 

Employment Rates of Graduates Within One year of Graduation

Period # of Graduates % of Graduates in Employment
or Continuing to Ph.D
.
2020-2021 22 100%
2019-2020 19 100%
2018-2019 17 100%

 

Graduate Application Data

Academic Year Number of Applicants Number of New Students Average GPA
2018-2019 191 19 3.72
2019-2020 171 22 3.79
2020-2021 158 24 3.85
2021-2022 146 27 3.64

 

Concerns? You have a voice. 

If graduate students have concerns, there are formal processes for reporting concerns available to you.