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Welcome Message

Dr. Mark Mizuko


We welcome your interest in our department and invite you to explore the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders home page for information about our undergraduate and graduate programs in speech-language pathology. Our graduate program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.  Our graduate program leads to eligibility for ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. The academic and clinical faculty represents specialties in aphasia, augmentative and alternative communication, stuttering, voice, language development and disorders, articulation, phonology, phonetics, anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism, and audiology. We offer excellence in academics and provide comprehensive clinical services in speech language pathology and audiology to Duluth and the surrounding community. Please feel free to contact any of us with your questions.


Mission Statement

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) strives to provide students a comprehensive education that combines theoretical knowledge with clinical application and research. We accomplish this mission through a combination of academic course work, clinical practicum, and research activities. The intent of this mission is to prepare students for graduate study and ensure their entry into the field of communication disorders as competent professionals upon completion of the graduate program. We recognize our responsibility to serve the regional community. In this regard, the department provides comprehensive speech, language, and hearing services to individuals and families in the region through a clinical atmosphere that fosters respect and support for diversity, as well as advocacy for the rights of individuals. The department also serves the regional community by acting as a continuing education resource for local professionals.

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Contact information

University of Minnesota Duluth
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


Main Office

  • 174 Chester Park
  • 31 West College Street
  • Duluth, MN, 55812-3010
  • Phone: (218) 726-7974
  • Fax: (218) 726-8693
  • Email:


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