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

Kinesiology major Jacob Goulet

From all disciplines across the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, a contingent of students, led by faculty and staff, is finding ways to serve their community during the pandemic.

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

Students from across all majors and disciplines within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences share words of comfort with the residents of nursing and rehab facilities, assisted-living residents, and retirement communities.