Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Photos of 3 CSD scences. One with a student and elderly client, one with a child client and one with a faculty member and student demonstrating neuro research

About Our Department

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

Up-to-date courses that reflect current needs in the profession are available, such as courses in 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.