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Communication Sciences and Disorders M.A.

Program Type: 
Master of Arts
Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders MA program will prepare you to serve individuals with a range of communication impairments. You'll choose from courses in assistive technology, language disorders, and motor-speech disorders. Your courses will reflect the most current needs of the profession. Under the guidance of clinical instructors, you will complete clinical experiences in the Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing clinic on the UMD campus and at affiliated internship sites.

Students choose UMD's Communication Sciences and Disorders Program because it offers the courses, the clinical experiences, and the individualized instruction needed to become a skilled speech language pathologist.

Acquired Skills

  • Knowledge and Scholarly Formation
  • Research and Methodological Skills Relevant to Field
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership and Collaborative Skills
  • Cultural Competence and Global Context Formation of the Field

Career Possibilities

To find out what our recent graduates are doing, see the Career and Internship Services Report:  Follow-up of Majors


In addition to the general application instructions provided by the Graduate School, visit the Communication Sciences and Disorders program page for specific application instructions and deadlines related to the program. Also visit the catalog requirements page linked above for additional information.

  • No applications are accepted to start in Spring or Summer Semester.

Graduate Report

Recent UMD Graduates Job Placement Data & Employers

Here's a sampling of positions Communication Sciences and Disorders B.A.Sc grads have attained six months to one year after graduation.

Speech-Language Pathologist - Anchorage School District, Anchorage, AK
Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow - Center for Speech, Language and Learning, Oakdale, MN
Speech-Language Pathologist - Essentia Health, Duluth, MN
Speech-Language Pathologist - Proctor Public Schools, Proctor, MN
Speech-Language Pathologist - SPOT Rehabilitation & Home Care, St. Cloud, MN