Communication Disorders

Communication has a profound effect on what we do as human beings and on our quality of life. The Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to the study of both normal and disordered communication. It has a rich history of preparing researchers to advance the knowledge base in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders and clinicians to work with individuals with communication disorders from linguistically and culturally diverse populations across the lifespan. 

The Department offers a wide range of academic programs including:

In the Spotlight

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Communication Disorders Mary Andrianopoulos

Associate Professor of Communication Disorders Mary Andrianopoulos has received a 5-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Project iPREP, an interdisciplinary training program to prepare students to deliver speech-language interventions through applied technologies.

Featured Video

Healing Harmonies is a choir created by members of the Department of Communication Disorders. It is dedicated to helping those who struggle to communicate due to a neurological diagnosis. In March, when much of the country had to shut down due to COVID-19, the choir had to end its in-person rehearsals and cancel its second annual concert. But, despite this change, the choir decided to sing on.