Speech-language pathologists help children and adults who have difficulty with communication and/or swallowing. Graduates from the Kansas State University master's program are equipped to work in many types of settings and treat individuals with a wide range of disorders. Graduates go on to work in schools, hospitals, private practice and other medical and educational settings.
Employment prospects for speech-language pathologists are excellent. Recent projections indicate that the demand will remain strong throughout the U.S. for many years to come.
The CSD program is made up of both doctoral and master's level faculty with diverse areas of expertise. Faculty hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a license to practice in the State of Kansas. The Communication Sciences and Disorders unit ranked 9th (top 8%) of 126 masters-only programs in U.S. News and World Report's 2016 college rankings. The program also ranked 53rd (top 17%) of 316 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs.