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Chair's Welcome

Welcome to COMD at the University of South Carolina! COMD offers a unique opportunity to learn and develop clinical and investigative skills in an enriched academic environment. USC has established a philosophy of students learning from exceptional master clinicians and world class researchers. At COMD, you will find teachers who are committed to developing outstanding professionals to lead in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders, and to expand our understanding of typical communication and the factors that interfere with it.

If you want an education that will challenge you and develop you to your full potential, we welcome you. We hope that you enjoy reading about us at this site and look forward to meeting you in person.

Best,
Kenn Apel, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
ASHA Fellow, and recipient of ASHA Honors
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders