Our degree programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepare students to be future leaders in the field of speech-language pathology, audiology, and related areas. The foundation of our programs is guided by evidence-based practices and education. The core values of our programs are guided by the standards of standards and core values of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.


Our program provides training in the latest technologies used in the field to evaluate and provide treatment for individuals with communication and/or swallowing disorders. Our academic and clinical faculty provide students with hands-on experiences to increase their knowledge

Our Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is the largest academically associated clinic at Valdosta State University and has been providing services to the community and surrounding areas for 62+ years.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The CSD department at Valdosta State University (VSU) prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and clinical practice by:

  • Recognizing diversity in various aspects including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, and abilities.
  • Ensuring equal access to opportunities and facilities for all individuals, including students, clients, faculty, staff, and supervisors.
  • Upholding equitable treatment in recruitment, admission, conduct, hiring, and retention for students, faculty, supervisors, and staff.
  • Holding all accountable for fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels respected and valued.

We are committed to creating a community that celebrates diversity and promotes fairness and understanding in all interactions.

Degree Programs

  • The Bachelor of Science in Education program provides a foundation to pursue a career in the areas of speech-language pathology and audiology.

         Bachelor of Science in Education Program


  • The Master of Education degree prepares students with the necessary skills to become a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist.

         Master of Education Program