Communication Disorders Major
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.
Visit our Technology for Communication Disorders Resources site
(iPad apps for communication disorders, reviews, and more)
22 February 2017 | 9:04 pm
Save the date for Truman’s annual Language and Literacy Conference on Friday, April 28, 2017. The guest speaker is Dr. Hannah E. Schneewind, and this year’s topic is “Matching Assessment with Instruction: Teaching All Learners in the Reading and Writing Classroom.” Dr. Schneewind currently works as a literacy consultant in a wide variety of schools in New York […]
6 February 2017 | 8:54 pm
The CMDS graduate program welcomed 10 new students in January, and sent 18 students off-campus to full-time internship sites for their final semester of graduate work. Currently, 35 graduate students and 12 seniors are on campus taking classes and providing services to the public in the Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic. Have a […]