Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department Communication Sciences and Disorders at Baylor University.

Established in the 1960s, CSD has a long and distinguished history of being a place where outstanding instruction and innovative research coexist in a thriving academic community. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of our students and to tackling some of the most challenging speech-language issues that affect the lives of individuals with communication disorders.

At the undergraduate level, our students take stimulating courses that provide a strong foundation in the field of speech-language pathology, participate in clinical observations and are provided with opportunities to engage with faculty in research. We also offer outstanding American Sign Language classes (ASL) and have a highly respected Deaf Education program of study.

In the Master of Science program, students take part in course work and clinical placements designed to achieve the integration of academic theoretical knowledge with clinical experiences. We embody the Christian mission of Baylor University by serving individuals at the local, state, and national levels.

Please browse our website to learn more about our department, our undergraduate and graduate programs, our research, and our faculty.

We hope to see you soon!

Michaela Ritter, Ed. D.
Interim Chair
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders