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Communication Sciences and Disorders

At Thiel College, we are committed to helping our students achieve lives of meaning and purpose. The communication sciences and disorders major at Thiel College serves the higher education needs of pre-professionals as they advance their career and reach toward their personal enrichment goals. This interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students to compete for admission to graduate school and prepare for a career in the profession!

Graduates with a communication sciences and disorders degree have gone on to pursue rewarding careers as speech and language pathologists, audiologists, teachers and clinical assistants.

Candidacy Status

The Master of Science program in speech-language pathology at Thiel College is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

After candidacy is awarded, Thiel College plans to open the graduate program May 2020.

On October 23, 2018, we received review observation from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

A CAA site visit is planned for March 11-12, 2019.  An open forum available to anyone in the community is scheduled for March 11, 2019 at 4:00-5:0 pm in the Stamm Lecture Hall in the Pedas Communication Center on the Thiel College campus.

Bachelor's Degree

Communication sciences and disorders (CSD) is a field dedicated to the science behind how we communicate and swallow. Those involved in the field seek to lessen the impact of speech, language, hearing and swallowing disorders on a person's life, across the lifespan.

The Thiel College CSD program provides an important first step in preparing students for successful entry into graduate school. As undergraduates, students receive thorough grounding in the biological, psychological, physical and linguistic bases of communication through completion of both basic liberal arts core requirements and specialized courses in the CSD program. Furthermore, guided clinical experiences during the undergraduate program foster the clinical skills that students will need for clinical practica in their graduate program.

Earn a B.S. and M.S. in five years!

Take the fast-lane to becoming a Speech Language Pathologist by enrolling at Thiel College as an undergraduate. The Bachelors of Science in communication sciences and disorders prepares you for immediate entry into the graduate program.  Graduate from Thiel in four years and immediately start the masters program and graduate with a Master of Science in speech language pathology in fourteen months! Successful undergraduates who earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and at least a 3.3 GPA in the last thirty credits in their undergraduate program, their academic record will speak for itself and they will not need to submit Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores for acceptance into the Masters of Science program! The five year program is designed to provide a seamless transition from college into graduate school!