Communication Sciences & Disorders

Serving those in the community who have  speech, language and hearing disorders.

Giving everyone a voice.

Professional practice in communication sciences and disorders involves working with people who have disabilities of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing. A speech-language pathologist diagnoses and treats language, speech, and swallowing disorders. An audiologist provides diagnostic hearing and balance evaluations and aural rehabilitation services.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is a speech-language pathology program only. Students desiring to become audiologists must either earn the baccalaureate placement in Communication Sciences and Disorders at EWU and then apply to a university that offers an audiology program, or enroll from the outset in a university that has an audiology program.

Degree Options

Bachelor’s Post-Baccalaureate Master’s

Degree Options

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers three programs:

Bachelor of Arts in CSD

Post Baccalaureate Program

Master of Science in CSD

The baccalaureate degree is considered a pre-professional degree. A master’s degree is required for national certification and for licensure in the State of Washington.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

The majority of employment positions are in the public schools and medical settings and require a master’s degree. Opportunities also exist in community agencies and in private practice.

The employment outlook continues to be very positive. Speech-language pathologists earn a good salary for the amount of effort that is required to be professionally certified.

Professional Related Links


The Master of Science graduate program in speech-language pathology at EWU

Visit ASHA


Washington Speech-Language-Hearing Association



National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association



The Communication Sciences and Disorders Master’s of Science education program is accredited by: The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

The Council on Academic Accreditation in
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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Council on Academic Accreditation

The current accreditation cycle is from Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2027.