Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Options

The communication sciences and disorders department at Rockhurst University offers undergraduate and graduate level programs for students who are passionate about helping children and adults overcome a broad range of communication impairments. With an emphasis on an ethical and culturally sensitive approach, CSD programs equip students with the skills needed to identify and treat individuals with a number of communication disorders.

Undergraduate Programs

Students who pursue a bachelor of science or a minor in CSD are prepared for graduate work in speech-language pathology, special education, deaf education, and numerous other fields in rehabilitation. Undergraduate coursework provides a broad scientific base for understanding normal development of the basic human communication process, as well as an introduction to the study of disorders of communication.

The undergraduate course sequence lists the specific courses you will complete in your undergraduate CSD program.

Master of Science

The Master of Science program prepares students to offer quality speech-language services in a variety of settings and facilities. The graduate program provides the required coursework and elective options that students need to assess and treat both pediatric and adult clients. Coupled with real-world clinical experience, the graduate curriculum develops students into well-rounded, compassionate clinicians dedicated to the service of others.

For more information, view the graduate program overview or the graduate course sequence. The CSD program can be completed in five to six full-time semesters.

Post Bachelor’s Leveling Program

Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than CSD can pursue a graduate degree in CSD through the post bachelor’s leveling program. Once provisionally admitted to the graduate program, students have the opportunity to complete the necessary prerequisite coursework to begin graduate studies in speech-language pathology.

Questions about the post bachelor’s leveling program may be directed to Cheryl Hooper, director of graduate admissions, at  


The Master of Science program in speech-language pathology at Rockhurst 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.


Contact Cheryl L. Hooper, Director of Graduate Admission, at 816-501-4097 or