56% of faculty have doctorate degree; remaining 44% have a master’s degree and are certified Speech Language Pathologists
Active within professional organizations
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science offered
Master of Arts in Communication Disorders
Clinic or non-clinic option as an undergraduate
Clinical Practice senior capstone option involves direct clinical experience with a client
Explore the use of new technologies or the impact of early intervention in a faculty-led research group.
Pursue opportunities through undergraduate research stipends and the McNair Scholars program.
Present at Truman’s annual Student Research Conference and professional meetings such as the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention.
Travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with fellow students and professors during May interim. Work directly with children who have disabilities and reinforce your Spanish skills.
Truman grants you access to over 500 study abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries.
The Speech and Hearing Clinic services are provided at no cost to individual clients. This clinic helps over 1,000 people per year within a large geographic area.
All therapy rooms have direct observation and video recording capabilities.
The extensive collection of clinical technology, assessment, and therapy materials is current and available for everyday use.
The Truman-RiteCare Early Literacy Lab provides extra opportunities to explore the speech-language-literacy connection.
Communication Disorders Association (CoDA): Wanting additional preparation for your career? Join this pre-professional organization for those pursuing a degree in Communication Disorders.
After the Degree
85-90% of Communication Disorders students pursue graduate studies.
Join our excellent graduate program in speech-language pathology, leading to a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders. Begin your transition to graduate study at Truman in the final semester of your senior year by taking a graduate course and clinical practicum or choose from a variety of excellent graduate programs across the country.
Find another calling if you like — other Communication Disorders alumni have pursued graduate study in education, other healthcare-related careers, and service professions like counseling.