Quick Facts About the Communication Disorders (CMDS) Program
The communication disorders (CMDS) program includes approximately 140 undergraduate students. In addition to the undergraduate degree, the CMDS program offers the Master of Arts degree in communication disorders. The graduate program has approximately 30 students and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- CMDS majors receive preferred registration for major required classes so they can graduate on time.
- Teaching and advising are the program’s highest priorities. All CMDS undergraduate students have an academic advisor who is a CMDS faculty member.
- CMDS students become accustomed to doing their best work among a group of highly motivated peers, in an atmosphere that encourages collaboration and mutual support.
Successful Graduate School Preparation
- CMDS majors enjoy a very high admission rate to their first choice of graduate programs. Many of them continue on in our own graduate program after establishing close working relationships with the faculty and opportunities to explore areas of personal interest at the undergraduate level.
- Truman graduates routinely obtain early admission and financial support at many prestigious communication disorders programs across the country.
- Many CMDS students take advantage of the undergraduate research opportunities provided at Truman. Within the program we have an ongoing volunteer student research group (open to students at all levels) that explores the clinical uses of new technology.
Facilities and Equipment
- The clinical facilities at Truman are attractive and well-designed for instruction. All therapy rooms have direct observation and recording capability. Truman’s clinic houses an unsurpassed collection of traditional therapy materials, tests, and clinical computing resources available to students all day every day.
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