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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Be someone who makes a difference in the lives of others.

Through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, you’ll study all aspects of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders so that you’ll be prepared for a career fueled by your passion to help others.
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A fulfilling career awaits.

Opportunities abound in the field of communication sciences and disorders, and they’re all aimed at helping people. In our department, you’ll learn how to diagnose and treat communications impairments across the lifespan including individuals who have Down syndrome, autism, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease.


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It takes skilled, passionate faculty to help you get to where you're going.

You’ll learn from experts who are dedicated to your success and future. Our department will pair you with a faculty advisor who will get to know you and help you plan for your future career.



Projected employment growth for speech-language pathologists by 2030


Student Organizations

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Helping Improve the Lives of Others
“I love the idea of helping improve the lives of others, and I think that being able to communicate with others is a basic right every person should be afforded. In speech pathology, you can help a wide variety of people.”
Kailyn Wade, M.S. ’23
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A High-Quality Education
“I am happy to be part of the first cohort of speech-language pathology graduate students at Purdue Fort Wayne. The faculty here have provided me with a high-quality education and exceptional hands-on experience to prepare me for the field.”
Angela Roberts, M.S. ’22
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beyond the classroom

Classrooms have no confines.

Real-world experience goes hand in hand with classroom learning at Purdue Fort Wayne. Through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, you’ll have the opportunity to intern or participate in research projects in our community.

Contact us

Have questions?


Contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at [email protected] or call 260-481-6410.

We are located in CLCB 111.