Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) provides broad-based instruction in the
areas of normal and disordered communication development. Our master’s degree programs
prepare individuals for the clinical practice of speech-language pathology, working
with both children and adults who exhibit a variety of speech, spoken language, hearing
and literacy problems, while the doctoral program promotes scholarly research in these
COMD offers programs leading to the following degrees: Master of Speech Pathology
(MSP), Master of Communication Disorders (MCD), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in
Communication Sciences and Disorders. The department’s programs are accredited by
the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Its graduates are eligible
for national certification, state licensure and public school teaching certification
from the South Carolina Department of Education. Admission to full graduate standing
is on a selective basis, determined by the quality of the academic preparation of
the applicant. An applicant for admission to graduate study in speech-language pathology
must meet the requirements of both The Graduate School and the COMD department.
We offer three adanced degrees related to communication sciences and disorders. Find
the degree option that works best for you then explore the application deadlines and requirementsfor each degree.