About us

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University (WSU) provides leadership in the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders through excellent teaching, rigorous research programs, and service to the university, community, and nation. Our research focus is addressed toward solving clinical problems and advancing knowledge in the human communication sciences and disorders.

In addition to undergraduate study in the communication sciences and disorders, we offer graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. Specialized coursework prepares students to work with speech-language and hearing disabled children and adults in a variety of settings, including public schools, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers and private practice. College teaching and research are also some of the many career possibilities.

Our programs are uniquely offered in conjunction with over 40 different clinical and research locations within the WSU community and metro Detroit area.

Accreditation

The master's (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology and the doctor of audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology at Wayne State University are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Additional information regarding the importance of accreditation, the role of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) and accreditation standards is available here:

​Complaints related to standards for accreditation

A complaint related to accreditation standards for the M.A. and Au.D. programs may be submitted to the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) by any student, instructional staff member, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and/or member of the public. 

For complete information on how to submit a standards-related complaint to the CAA, see Section XIII of the CAA Accreditation Manual (PDF).

Non-discrimination policy

Wayne State University (WSU) is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all of its operations, employment status, educational programs and related activities. As part of WSU, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders adheres to this same policy for faculty and students as well as for clients of the department's clinics. Students, faculty, staff and persons served in the department's clinics are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner—that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or status as a covered veteran.