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Welcome to the Department of Communications Disorders website.  Our department offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate experiences in areas of critical need. Please contact any of our faculty members to learn how you can enroll today!

Mission Statement
To prepare professionals to positively impact the lives of a diverse community of individuals with exceptionalities.
The mission of the Communication Disorders Department is to provide leadership to positively impact the lives of persons with speech, language, hearing, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. This mission is accomplished through the preparation of individuals who will provide services in a variety of settings by facilitating their development from student to scholar to professional. The mission is actualized through functional, collaborative, and accountable best practices in teaching and learning; administration, supervision, and leadership; research and creative activities; and community service. Academic and clinical programs that provide quality responsiveness to diversity and individual needs are designed for the “success of” the student.

logoVision Statement
The Communication Disorders Program is dedicated to excellence and best practices for delivering speech, language, hearing, cognitive, and swallowing services to diverse populations.

Core Values
• Visionary Excellence • High Standards • Compassionate Support • Team Work • Collegiality • Unity
• Professionalism • Ethics • Integrity • Respect for Diversity


Equity Statement
Students, faculty, staff, and persons served in the program’s clinic are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner – that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, participation restriction, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.

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The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Speech-Language Pathology: Communication Disorders at  New Mexico State University is  accredited  by  the Council  on  Academic  Accreditation  (CAA) in Speech-Language  Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The Department of Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University is currently located in the Communication Sciences Building Room 245.



(The College of Education has recently merged the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership & Administration and the Special Education component of Special Education & Communication Disorders into a single School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership.  The Special Education component can be found on the new School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership)