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
Praxis Examination Pass Rate, of Test-Takers
Employment Rates of Graduates Within One year of Graduation
|Period||# of Graduates||% of Graduates in Employment
or Continuing to Ph.D.
Graduate Application Data
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