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.

How have CMU students performed on national qualifying exams in recent years? What employment rates can graduates expect? See for yourself: