The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate education necessary for entry into professional practice across the range of practice settings and to be eligible for relevant state and national credentials for professional practice; provide high quality clinical services to the community; and to instill in students a strong commitment to their respective professions and their associated life-long learning opportunities.


In order to accomplish this mission, the department believes it is essential to integrate:
  • Persistent attention to excellence in teaching,
  • High quality clinical practices and services for our clients, including involvement of clients, families, and significant others in the total rehabilitation process,
  • State-of-the-art technology,
  • Support for students, staff, and faculty research,
  • Support for continuing education of staff and faculty;
  • Cultural sensitivity and diversity,
  • Dedication to open communication and teamwork, both within the department and
Students at Central Michigan University are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner - that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, participation restriction, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent.

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How have CMU students performed on national qualifying exams in recent years? What employment rates can graduates expect? Check the links below.