The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) offers programs at the
graduate level. We have two master's degree program options and one Ph.D. degree program.
Our master's program has been continuously accredited for 30 plus years by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has two degrees: the
Master of Speech Pathology (MSP) and the Master of Communication Disorders (MCD).
Both degrees are designed to prepare students for the clinical practice of speech-language
pathology. Graduates are eligible for national certification, state licensure, and South Carolina teacher certification. The doctoral degree program (Ph.D.) is intended for those interested in scholarly
research and who wish to pursue careers in university research and teaching.