The School of Family Studies and Human Services offers a Master of Science degree in Family Studies and Human Services with a specialization Communication Sciences and Disorders. Communication Sciences and Disorders is an area of professional specialization that developed out of concern for people with speech, language, and hearing disorders. The program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) has been an established presence at Kansas State University for more than 45 years. The goal of the CSD program is to educate clinicians who are competent to help children and adults with difficulties in any aspect of oral and written communication or swallowing. It is part of the School of Family Studies and Human Services, a multidisciplinary department in which sociologists and psychologists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists, economists, gerontologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists address the broad social issues affecting the development of individuals and families.
The Master’s degree offered in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Kansas State University is focused on speech-language pathology. It is a full-time, two-year program, starting either in the summer/fall or spring semesters. The majority (about 90%) of CSD undergraduate majors complete the program in 6 semesters (includes 2 summers). The exceptions typically relate to students who have deficiencies in their undergraduate curriculum from another program. The objectives of this professional education program are to:
1. Prepare speech-language pathologists to fill diverse roles in the broad area of speech-language pathology and in a variety of professional environments consistent with evidence-based practice;
2. Provide the student with knowledge about the changing role of the speech-language pathologist within our society and with opportunities to learn how research informs that change;
3. Facilitate an interdisciplinary view of disorders of human communication;
4. Provide speech-language pathologists with the coursework and practicum experiences needed to meet national standards for clinical knowledge and skills and to earn the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Kansas State University is fully accredited by the North Central Accrediting Association. In addition, the Master’s-level program in Speech-Language Pathology at Kansas State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Please review the following website to read more specific information about graduate application procedures and forms for communication sciences & disorders: http://www.he.k-state.edu/fshs/programs/grad/csd-grad.php.