Communication Sciences & Disorders Welcome

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Program is committed to preparing leaders in the profession of CSD and in their careers and communities. 

As one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country, our educational mission is centered on three tenets: learning, leadership, and service in the Jesuit tradition. All three guideposts provide the basis for our rigorous academic curriculum designed to educate the whole person – both in and out of the classroom.

A hallmark of the Rockhurst program is the close faculty-student interaction and mentoring relationships. Students and faculty members have close interactions and mentoring relationships culminating in collaborative research projects and clinical service projects. These collaborative research and clinical service projects enable faculty, students and other members of the Rockhurst community to team with community agencies, fulfilling the institution’s mission of providing leadership in service to others.

Our program incorporates externship clinical work in the Kansas City community, giving our students real life experience in a variety of facilities and settings.

The CSD program at Rockhurst University offers students two programs: A Bachelor of Science degree program for undergraduate students and a Master of Science degree program for those students who already hold a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders.  Undergraduate students are excited and ready to pursue their studies at a masters level in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Master level students graduate as competent, caring clinical practitioners with a solid background across the scientific and life spectrums.

To learn more about this challenging, interactive and diverse program, contact

The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology at Rockhurst University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

CSD Department Vision Statement

Our vision is to achieve communication for all by developing leaders in communication sciences and disorders.

CSD Mission Statement

The Rockhurst University Communication Sciences and Disorders Department is a program of excellence which develops ethical, compassionate professionals through academic and clinical education that embraces community-based service-learning.

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