Through the graduate degree programs in Communication Disorders, you’ll study both the normal processes of communication and the characteristics of communicative disorders, as well as the clinical processes of evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and counseling. The department's professional degree programs (the M.A. and Au.D.) help you develop clinical skills through coursework and practicum experiences to prepare you to work with individuals with communication disorders from culturally and linguistically diverse populations across the lifespan. On the other hand, the research degree (Ph.D.) prepares you for research-intensive careers, including academia. No matter which degree is right for you, you’ll work alongside our award-winning faculty with decades of experience educating students in the classroom and in clinical settings, and in preparing future generations of clinicians and researchers in the field.