Master’s in Communication Disorders

CMDS Major

As a student pursuing a Master of Arts in communication disorders at Truman, you form mentor relationships with faculty; collaborate closely with peers and faculty; and explore topics of individual interest through advanced clinical opportunities, research, internships, study abroad, and independent study.

Extensive Experience in Modern Clinical Facilities

Put theory into practice as a student clinician working with children and adults at the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic which provides speech, language, and hearing assessment and treatment services to clients from throughout northeast Missouri. At Truman, we will help you develop an individualized plan of study to meet ASHA certification requirements. Your final semester, you can help choose the location for your full-time eight-week medical internship and a full-time eight-week school internship.

A Lively and Supportive Community of Learners

Early Literacy Lab

At Truman, you’ll find other bright and motivated students clearly driven to know, to learn, to understand, and to extend the reach of shared knowledge. With our small classes, you get to know your professors who become your mentors and push you to do your best so you can improve the world. Our program is both challenging and rewarding—see yourself grow personally, academically, and professionally.

Our Graduates Succeed

Student Spotlight

The master’s (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology at Truman State University is accredited 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700 (see more on the ASHA website).

Our program ensures that you’re well-equipped to meet the rigorous requirements for national certification and Missouri state licensure. Our graduates enjoy a high first-time-pass rate on the NESPA/Praxis national exam and are highly sought after for employment throughout the Midwest.

 CMDS Graduate Program Statistics

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Communication Disorders Graduate Student Open HouseCommunication Disorders Graduate Student Open House

October 11, 2017

The Truman Communication Disorders Department will host a Graduate Student Open House from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Health Sciences Building 2203. All prospective students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in communication disorders from Truman are invited to attend. Information regarding the CMDS graduate program, the profession, employment opportunities and funding for […]

OSR Offers Financial Help for ProjectsOSR Offers Financial Help for Projects

September 5, 2017

The Office of Student Research will be accepting Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research (GIASR) applications for research and creative scholarship to be conducted during the fall 2017 semester. All disciplines are invited to participate. The purpose of these grants is to promote a culture of research and scholarship at Truman while providing flexibility to accommodate different research […]

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