Mission of the MHS Program in Communication Disorders

The mission of the graduate program in Communication Disorders is to prepare confident, critically-thinking, clinically proficient and culturally competent speech-language pathologists to work in health care, education, and private practice environments. Through an innovative, community-focused model of clinical and academic training, a foundation in evidence-based practice, and a diversity-infused curriculum, the program aims to develop civic-minded and engaged clinician-researchers.

The program provides rigorous coursework and clinical practicum experiences necessary to obtain the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Professional License from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and the Professional Educator License from the Illinois State Board of Education.