Welcome to the Department of Communication Disorders
The Department of Communication Disorders offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science
in communication disorders and a Master of Science Degree in speech-language pathology.
The graduate academic program in speech-language pathology in the Department of
Communication Disorders is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA). The current accreditation cycle expires in
Role and Value of Accreditation
ASHA's interest in accreditation is based upon the belief that all professions that
to the public have an obligation to ensure, as far as possible, that services provided by its members
are of high professional quality. One effective way in which this obligation can be met is by establishing appropriate standards of educational quality and by identifying publicly those educational programs
that meet or exceed these standards. Accreditation is intended to protect the interests of students;
benefit the public; and improve the quality of teaching, learning, research, and professional practice.
Through its accreditation standards, the accrediting body encourages institutional freedom, ongoing improvement of educational institutions and training programs, sound educational experimentation,
and constructive innovation (ASHA website).
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION:
Deborah Weiss, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director
Fax: (203) 392-5968
Mary Purdy, Ph.D., Graduate Admissions Chair
James Dempsey, Ph.D., Department Chair
Diana Newman, Ph.D., Undergraduate Advisor
Southern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color, national origin, or sexual orientation in admission to, access to, employment in, and treatment in its programs and activities