The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has a long and distinguished history of educational and rehabilitation service to Baylor University, Texas and the Nation. For over a half century, the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders has displayed an inextinguishable commitment to Baylor University's vision of excellence. As a result, in each of the past five years, the department has achieved an enviable top tier national ranking in the U.S. News Ranking of America's Best Graduate Schools.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will continue to be a source of widely respected academic and clinical education as the work of its faculty and development of its programs progresses into the new millennium. The department is solidly founded upon an outstanding history during which it has graduated over 1,200 speech-language pathologists who provide treatments to over 60,000 speech, language and hearing disabled children and adults every week in America. On the local level, the department's clinic provides over 10,000 hours of community service each year to disabled children, the elderly, and all ages in between. Testimonials have clearly shown that the lives of children and their families have been significantly changed as a result of the treatment they received at Baylor's clinic. It is clear that the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders has and will continue to have a significant impact on the global community, the local community, and the individual lives of children, adults, and families.
The mission of the Baylor University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service in the areas of Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, ASL, and Deaf Education by integrating academic excellence, clinical experiences, research, and service to the community.
The mission of the CSD Department strongly supports a Baylor Foundational Assumption that “we find the highest order of personal fulfillment in working constructively for the betterment of others, and that we have an obligation to do so.” In keeping with the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences’ mission, we aim to create an inter-professional and interdisciplinary environment for learning, promoting evidence-based practice and innovative clinical work and research, hire and retain diverse faculty leaders, develop curricula and experiences that attract and prepare undergraduate and graduate students in the field of communication sciences and disorders, support basic and translational research that advances our field, and engage with culturally diverse students, clients, and communities with respect and high levels of competence.