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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Comm Dis Department Raises Awareness for World Voice Day

April 15, 2017

In preparation for World Voice Day, April 16, the Communication Disorders Department is offering tips to keep voices vocally healthy. The sound of a voice comes from the vocal folds in the larynx vibrating to create a “buzz,” with its source of power deriving from the respiratory system. Professional voice users include more than just […]

CMDS Students Help Families in NeedCMDS Students Help Families in Need

March 20, 2017

Communication disorders students display the results of their recent diaper drive. The students collected more than 2,000 diapers to be distributed to area families in need. Both undergraduate and graduate communication disorders students were involved in the effort.

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