About the Department
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and it is home to approximately 30 faculty and staff.
The mission of the Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston is to advance the understanding of typical and disordered speech, language, swallowing, and hearing through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the community.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) offers a Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA). Graduates of the master’s degree program meet the academic standards for speech-language pathology as determined by ASHA.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity, and respects the dignity and worth of individuals regardless of their gender expression and identity, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, disabilities, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic status.
Please read about our Strategic Plan (click here) and visit our links for more detailed information.
The University of Houston has also received continued approval as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. For more details, please click here.
Fast Facts About the Department
Faculty (Springl 2011): 25 (includes full-time and part-time)
Staff (Spring 2011): 6
Undergraduate Student Enrollment (Spring 2011): 217 total
Graduate Student Enrollment: 30 to 40 entering the program per year
Praxis Examination Passing Rate: 100%
Graduate Progam Completion Rate (Three-Year Average): 96%
Employed in the Field if Seeking Employment: 100%
Specialty Tracks (Spring 2011, started in 2009):
- Multilingual/Multicultural Speech and Language Issues
- Medical Speech-Language Pathology
- Public School Practice