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Welcome to the
Department of Communicative Disorders
 
The program in Communicative Disorders offers bachelor's and master's degrees in speech-language pathology, and a Ph.D. in Applied Language and Speech Sciences. The bachelor's degree (BA)is a pre-professional degree that is designed to lead students to an advanced degree in communication disorders. The master's degree(MS) is the entry level position for those individuals interested in a clinical career in speech-language pathology. The MS education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The Ph.D. program is tailored for individuals that seek a career in research and/or higher education.

The Department of Communicative Disorders adopted the following mission statement in 1997: To understand how communication works and how it breaks down so that we can design better intervention procedures to enable individuals with communication disorders to lead richer, fuller, and more productive lives. In keeping with this mission, specific goals for the bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs were established. In the fall of 2009, the faculty and staff of the department met to update and revise a plan for the future of the department. The result was an organzied strategic plan with specific focus areas and strategies to accomplish our goals that was in better alignment with the strategic plan of the University as a whole. Use the link below to read about our vision for the department.
 

CODI Strategic Plan

In fulfillment of the requirements for accreditation, certain program assessment results for the Masters Program are linked below.

Student Outcome Data

Document last revised Monday, July 21, 2014 11:49 AM

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