Communication Disorders Major

CMDS Grad Program

As a communication disorders (CMDS) major at Truman, you form mentor relationships with faculty; collaborate with peers; and explore your interests through special assignments, hands-on activities, research projects, service learning, and study abroad.

Intellectual Pursuits that Improve Lives

Careers in speech language pathology, audiology, special education, and communication-related fields need creative problem-solvers like you who are sensitive to the needs of others. Learn about communication processes; the characteristics of communication disorders; and the techniques and tools for evaluating speech, language, and hearing disabilities. At Truman, you tailor your experience to fit your interests by pursuing either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and selecting a clinic or non-clinic option (we also offer a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders).

Hands-on Experience and Modern Facilities

While many universities have discontinued undergraduate clinic opportunities, Truman’s Speech and Hearing Clinic gives you hands-on experience testing and treating children and adults for various speech, hearing, and communicative disorders.

Our Graduates Succeed

Around 85-90 percent of Truman’s CMDS majors continue their studies at the graduate level, and even though the competition is steep, our graduates enjoy a high admission rate to their first choice of graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Some CMDS students use their foundation in CMDS to pursue other fields at the graduate level. Recent examples include elementary education, occupational therapy, rehabilitation advocacy, deaf education, chiropractic school, medical school, law school, and religious studies.

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