Communication Disorders and Sciences

Our challenging pre-professional program brings together an innovative blend of theoretical knowledge, research and clinical practice to give you exceptional preparation for a future in speech-language pathology and audiology.

You’ll hone your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, apply classroom theory in clinical settings, use the resources of Cortland’s Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders and work closely with top-notch faculty on clinical research.

Ultimately, a master’s degree is necessary for professional positions in speech-language pathology and audiology. Graduates from our program go on to successful careers as speech-language pathologists and audiologists in schools and colleges, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, industry and in other settings.


Parkinson’s Research Finds Benefits in High-Intensity Exercise

A SUNY Cortland research team is taking an innovative approach to treating the disease with two exercise machines.

Communication Disorders and Sciences Ranked No. 2 in NYS credits career potential and graduation rate for Cortland students.

Graduate Students Learn Through Mannequin Classmate

New tool helping speech and hearing science students develop skills.

'Color My College' 5k Coming April 23

Students can enjoy a colorful 5K run on Sunday that's for a good cause.

Research Team Takes Aim at Parkinson’s Disease

The new project blends the study of biomechanics and speech pathology.


We have the Cortland Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA).

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