Communication is an essential core of the human experience and the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is central to understanding this unique phenomenon.
Whether they become researchers and academics, or help diagnose and treat speech and hearing disorders for people of all ages, CSD graduates are well prepared for vital careers in healthcare, research, or education.
CSD career paths include:
- Speech-language pathologists
- Special education teachers
- In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Temple’s Master’s/Doctoral Degree programs in speech-language pathology program as 29th in the nation.
- In 2012-2013, 100 percent of the students who sat for the Certificate of Clinical Competency's Praxis exam required by The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association had a 100 percent pass rate and a higher median score than the national average.
- The Master's program in Speech-Language-Hearing has been accredited since 1970 by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
- In 2012-2013, 100 percent of the students who graduated that year finished within the published time frame and all landed employment in their profession.
- Faculty regularly present at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conferences.
Outreach and Innovation
We have four programs that serve the local community as they continue to contribute to innovations to the field.