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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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Preparing Students for Academic and Career Success


100% Exam Pass Rate

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


Program Completion

The 3 year average program completion rate is 98%.

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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!



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

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COSD News and Announcements

  1. Graduate Program Open House »


    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 by March 25th to receive your Zoom link.

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


    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!  

  3. Remember to apply for scholarships »


    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:

  4. Drop-In Q&A Session »


    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. 

  5. Graduate Program Virtual Open House »


    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 by October 16 to receive
    your Zoom link.

  6. Waldron College Student Ambassadors for COSD »


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

  7. Waldron College Interprofessional Education and Practice Symposium »


    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.

  8. NSSLHA 2020-2021 Officers »


    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

  9. Graduate & Professional School Fair »


    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. 

  10. Application Process Open »


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

  11. NSSLHA Elections »


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


  12. Graduate Student Orientation »


    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: Alexis Ellis


Alexis Ellis '23

Alexis is a sophomore in the COSD program. Her SLP journey began when she cared for a girl with a cleft lip and watched her develop with help from her SLP. Alexis stated that she has always been drawn to helping children. Additionally, her grandfather has dementia which makes the field even closer to her heart. When asked about the most fulfilling thing about a career in speech-language pathology, Alexis stated that it will be fulfilling to help children get through their difficult phases and leave a lasting positive impact in their lives. During her free time, Alexis likes to play and coach volleyball. She additionally loves being outside, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and going to the beach. In the next 5-10 years, Alexis looks forward to working as an SLP in a school system near home and coaching volleyball on the side. 

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Faculty Spotlight: Michelle Lenhart


Dr. Michelle Lenhart

Dr. Lenhart is an instructor in the COSD department. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from UVA in 2012 and received her master’s degree from JMU in 2015. She will receive her PhD from JMU in May 2021. She has experience in many settings and populations such as: skilled nursing, preschool, school-age, and young adults. She has worked with patients who have had multiple disabilities, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, speech sound disorders, emotional behavioral disorders, and developmental language disorders. When asked about the thing that she finds the most fulfilling about being an SLP, Dr. Lenhart stated that she enjoys being in a helping profession where she feels like she makes a positive impact on someone at the end of the day. She also finds the variety of potential settings and medical conditions to work with as a major plus. She enjoys watching sports, spending time with her son, and watching tv shows such as Survivor. She additionally plays fantasy sports and enjoyed attending sporting events before COVID-19. 

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