Communication Sciences and Disorders

A career in communication sciences and disorders is more than a job – it’s a calling. Under the guidance of passionate Christian faculty who are professional clinicians as well as educators, you will learn the complexities of and the science behind how we communicate – and how to serve the needs of the millions who are impacted by communication disorders.

A career in communication sciences and disorders is more than a job – it’s a calling. Under the guidance of passionate Christian faculty who are professional clinicians as well as educators, you will learn the complexities of and the science behind how we communicate – and how to serve the needs of the millions who are impacted by communication disorders.

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Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders major at ACU is designed to prepare you for graduate study in either speech-language pathology or audiology and ultimately for a career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Our faculty mentorship, spiritual integration, rigorous academics and the opportunity to gain practical experience working with clients at the Center for Speech and Language Disorders foster in you the confidence, knowledge and perspective needed to influence this vital field.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

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For individuals called to work as speech-language pathologists, the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at ACU prepares graduates to meet the certification requirements to practice as a speech-language pathologist as established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our nationally recognized program is offered on both the main campus in Abilene as well as our satellite campus in Dallas.


Abilene Christian University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in speech-language pathology. The M.S. degree is a 52-hour non-thesis program consisting of 39 hours of academic preparation and 13 hours of clinical practicum. The course work is presented in a two-year sequence. A written comprehensive examination is required.

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology education program at Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.