Rockhurst Speech Pathologist Student with Toddlers

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Contribute to the health and wellness of your community through Rockhurst University's fully accredited speech-language pathology programs.

Why CSD in Kansas City?

  • Full-time students at Rockhurst typically complete their degree program in only five semesters.
  • 100% of RU's 2017 graduates found speech pathology jobs within one year after graduation.
  • 97% of the 2017 class passed the Praxis exam.
  • Partnerships with 125 clinical sites in Kansas City, Missouri, and beyond provide students the opportunity to gain experience with culturally and linguistically diverse populations while serving both children and adult clients. Learn more about CSD clinical practicum experiences.

What to Expect as a Rockhurst CSD Student

  • Community-based practicum experiences that provide you with valuable, real-world training in speech-language pathology
  • Variety of electives, allowing you to foster individual or special interests
  • Curriculum that emphasizes ethics and values in line with RU’s Jesuit mission, specifically in developing students to be sensitive and grounded when serving others
  • Close interaction with faculty and multiple mentoring relationships
Rewarding salary: Speech pathology and therapy

The Master of Science 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 (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.