Communications Disorders

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The NMSU Department of Communication Disorders graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The CAA is the only accrediting agency for audiology and speech-language pathology education programs recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

PUBLIC COMMENT ON OUR PROGRAM:  RE-accreditation by the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation Site visit   Public comment is invited. Submit your comment via email to  or snail mail to the address below by AUGUST 31st 2016.

Accreditation Public Comment
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850
Fax: 301-296-8570

Note: All written testimony—including comments faxed or submitted as e-mail attachments–must
include the commenter’s name, address and telephone contact information and the
commenter’s relationship to the program in order for Accreditation staff to verify the source of
the testimony. All comments must be signed.


Program in Communication Disorders Transitioning logofrom Student…to Scholar…to Professional…

Vision Statement

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

Mission Statement

The mission of the Communication Disorders Program 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.

New Mexico State University
Program in Communication Disorders
P.O. Box 30001/MSC3SPE
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
(575) 646-4339

The Master’s education program in speech-language pathology at New Mexico State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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.