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Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology

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Hands-On Experiences. Expert Faculty. Clinical Opportunities.

In support of Radford University’s commitment to providing students a transformative educational experience within a community of inclusivity and empowerment, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to cultivating excellence in student-centered learning and engagement. We foster innovative faculty-student collaborations and a supportive environment to inspire student success through a shared vision of inclusiveness and service within the campus community and beyond. Learn more about the Department of Communication and Sciences and Disorders.

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100% Exam Pass Rate

The 3 year average for the pass rate of the Praxis Examination is 100%.

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Program Completion

The 3 year average program completion rate is 96%.

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Why Radford University?

Check out the top 10 reasons why studying in the COSD program is a great choice for your future!

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Employment

The 3 year average for employment rate for graduates is 100%.

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COSD News and Announcements

  1. 2022-2023 Waldron College Ambassadors for COSD »

    9/20/2022

    Ms. Madi Davis and Ms. Brittney Pope were selected as the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Waldron College Student Ambassadors for the 2022-2023 academic year!

  2. Open House Information Sessions »

    8/31/2022

    Interested in learning about our graduate program in speech-language pathology? Dr. Lauren Flora is hosting 3 upcoming information sessions (all events will be in-person and virtually on Zoom). To RSVP, contact Lauren Flora at lflora2@radford.edu. The sessions will be: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am, Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am, and Friday, November  11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm. We look forward to talking with you!

  3. Graduate Program Information Sessions »

    2/7/2022

    Interested in learning about our graduate program in speech-language pathology? Dr. Lauren Flora is hosting 3 upcoming information sessions (all events will be in-person and virtually on Zoom). To RSVP contact Lauren Flora at lflora2@radford.edu. The sessions will be: Monday, February 21, 2022 @ 3:00, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 @ 11:00 am, and Saturday, April 2, 2022 @10:00 am. RSVP for 1 today!

  4. 2022 Best Health Care Jobs List »

    1/18/2022

    U.S. News and World Report ranks Speech-Language Pathologist #3 in "Best Health Care Jobs" and # 10 in "Best 100 Jobs." Audiologist ranked #22 on the "Best Health Care Jobs" list! To learn more about these professions and see the rankings visit The Best Health Care Jobs List.

  5. One of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Occupations! »

    8/24/2021

    Hanover Research lists speech-language pathology as one of the top 10 fastest growing occupations in 2021. Speech-language pathologists are growing by 24.9% and have an average annual wage of $82,000. Read more about the fastest growing degree programs and top occupations.

  6. Virtual Open House »

    8/18/2021

    Do you have questions about applying to the speech-language pathology graduate program? Please join us for a virtual open house on October 13 or November 10th on Zoom. No need to RSVP! 

  7. Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity named as project moves forward »

    5/27/2021

    At a special ceremony held on May 25, 2021, Radford University administrators and supporters officially broke ground on the Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity, a state-of-the-art complex that will serve as a blended teaching and learning space for the arts and health sciences.

  8. Graduate Program Open House »

    3/6/2021

    Join us for a COSD Graduate Program Open House Event March 26th 12-2pm. Learn more about our Master's of Speech-Language Pathology. Please RSVP to Dr. Diane Millar at dcmillar@radford.edu by March 25th to receive your Zoom link.

  9. Waldron College of Health and Human Services Virtual Information Sessions »

    2/22/2021

    Join the Waldron College of Health and Human Services at Radford University for a virtual information session especially for admitted students on Thursday, March 11 at 5 PM or Thursday, April 8 at 5 PM. Hear directly from faculty and students from Communication Sciences and Disorders and Social Work about our innovative courses as well as post-graduate career and graduate school options!  

  10. Remember to apply for scholarships »

    1/22/2021

    The deadline to apply for foundation scholarships is February 5th. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! For more information and to apply visit:  https://radford.academicworks.com/

  11. Drop-In Q&A Session »

    11/18/2020

    Need help navigating the application process? Please join us for a drop-in question and answer session Monday, December 7, 2020 10 am- 12 pm. 

  12. Graduate Program Virtual Open House »

    9/28/2020

    Join us for a Graduate Program Virtual Open House on Monday, October 19 from 1-2 pm! Learn more about our master's program in Speech-Language Pathology. Please RSVP to Dr. Lauren Flora at lflora2@radford.edu by October 16 to receive
    your Zoom link.

  13. Waldron College Student Ambassadors for COSD »

    9/28/2020

    Congratulations to our 2020-2021 COSD Student Ambassadors!
    Bettina Comparativo
    Kristen Price
    Ellie Andorf
     

  14. Waldron College Interprofessional Education and Practice Symposium »

    9/25/2020

    The Fall 2020 Waldron College Interprofessional Education and Practice Symposium will take place virtually on October 16th, 2020.  Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Social Work students will participate.

  15. NSSLHA 2020-2021 Officers »

    9/21/2020

    Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Radford University NSSLHA officers!
    President: Joshua Tuggle
    Vice President: Laken Lucas
    Secretary: Hannah Martin
    Treasurer: Gracen Baliles
    Fundraising Coordinator: Sydney Covey
     

  16. Application Process Open »

    8/17/2020

    We are currently accepting applications for our graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Apply now! 

  17. NSSLHA Elections »

    8/17/2020

    NSSLHA will hold elections for 2020-2021 officers at the end of August! 

     

  18. Graduate Student Orientation »

    6/26/2020

    Graduate student orientation will take place on July 30th and 31st on Zoom. Be on the look out for an email with a Zoom link!

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Emily Moore Awarded Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia Scholarship!

Emily is a first year COSD graduate student at RU and recipient of the 2022 Rita Purcell-Robertson Scholarship from The Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia. She attended UVA as an undergraduate student where she double majored in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Cognitive Science. Emily had the opportunity to assist in research at the Jaswal Lab during undergrad and intends on completing a thesis while attending RU. She is passionate about advocacy and wants to contribute to the body of research that supports neurodiversity affirming care for nonspeaking people with autism. Emily discovered speech-language pathology accidentally during her undergraduate career but quickly realized that it combined all of her professional interests. She enjoys the clinical aspect of the profession but also the opportunity to influence policy changes for individuals with complex communication needs.

In the next 5-10 years, Emily sees herself working clinically before continuing her education through either a PhD or MBA. In her free time, Emily enjoys playing anything Nintendo, especially Zelda games. She also enjoys keeping her Christmas tree up and decorating it for various seasons/holidays year-round. 

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Emily Moore '24

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Dr. Lauren Flora received the 2022 Award for Faculty Excellence in Honors

Dr. Lauren Flora is the Graduate Program Coordinator for the COSD department, is in her 14th year of teaching at RU and is a self-identified “ear nerd.” She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Mary Washington in English and Linguistics, then went on to get her Ph.D. and Au.D. at East Carolina University. Dr. Flora recently received the 2022 Award for Faculty Excellence in Honors for outstanding work as a teacher and mentor to students in the Honors College. As a professor, she enjoys “converting students to audiology” because it means she was able to open them up to a new field and help them find a love for audiology. Even if she can’t recruit more “ear nerds,” she loves connecting with students and seeing them continually succeed long after leaving the COSD program. As an audiologist, she loves problem-solving with clients to modify their communication habits, reduce stress, and adjust to their diagnosis of hearing loss.

In her free time, Dr. Flora enjoys working out and being outside with her kids, whether they’re camping or just taking a walk around the neighborhood. She also loves to read cheesy books as a quick break from reality. 

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Dr. Lauren Flora

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