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Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology

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On-Campus Clinic

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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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Preparing Students for Academic and Career Success

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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 98%.

Top 10 Reasons

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!  

  4. 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/

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. Waldron College Student Ambassadors for COSD »

    9/28/2020

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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
     

  10. Graduate & Professional School Fair »

    9/12/2020

    The Center for Career and Talent  Development is holding a virtual fair Monday, October 5, 2020 and COSD will be attending! Register through Handshake to schedule an appointment with our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Lauren Flora. 

  11. Application Process Open »

    8/17/2020

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

  12. NSSLHA Elections »

    8/17/2020

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

     

  13. 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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Student Spotlight: Emily Comper

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Emily Comper '22

Emily is currently a 1st year graduate student. Emily finds speech-language pathology a fulfilling career as it allows her to instill a sense of independence and confidence in others. In her clinical experience she found it rewarding watching the faces of her clients light up when she informed them that they met a goal. Empowering clients to have a voice and aiding them to become the most confident communicators they can be is the most fulfilling aspect of speech-language pathology to Emily. Emily graduated from Virginia Tech in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and minors in Linguistics and Psychology. Emily’s dedication to the field led her to becoming a co-founder of the Speech-Language Pathology Club at Virginia Tech. During her first year of graduate school at RU she accepted a graduate assistantship position in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. During her free time, Emily enjoys hiking on the weekends and hanging out with her friends in Radford. She described a love for shopping, working out, and traveling. She loves experiencing new places and meeting new people. In the next 5-10 years, Emily hopes to be enjoying her career as an SLP in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. 

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Alumna returns as clinical educator this summer!

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Kelsey Campbell '17

Kelsey Campbell is a Radford University graduate who will be returning to the COSD department this summer as a clinical educator. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Longwood University and her master’s degree from Radford in 2017. Kelsey has gained experience working in various settings such as schools and outpatient clinics. Although Kelsey has experience treating adults and children, the bulk of her treatment has focused on pediatrics. AAC has become one of her favorite areas to work on as many of her clients use or are being evaluated as AAC candidates. When asked about what she enjoys the most about being an SLP, Kelsey stated that she enjoys seeing the impact that therapy has on clients. Kelsey believes that communication holds great power and that every person deserves the gift of being able to communicate. During her free time Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband and traveling on weekend and week-long getaways. One of her favorite places to visit has been Jamaica. She describes herself and her husband as “beach people” and they look forward to the summertime and spending time at the beach. 

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