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

The UMass Amherst Department of Communication Disorders will be holding an Open House at the annual ASHA Convention being held in Boston. The event will take place on Friday, November 16th from 8:30 p.m until 11:00 p.m. in the Marina II room at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Please stop by to connect with friends and faculty!

Third year Audiology doctoral student Shannon O’Neil recently received a travel award to attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention.

Featured Video

Communication Disorders students are going Beyond the Classroom to enrich and advance their education & future careers. These ambitious graduate students spent the last several months volunteering their time to create a presentation educating the Hadley Police Department on how to recognize a person with a traumatic brain injury.