Speech-Language Pathology students with clients say thank you

About Communication Sciences and Disorders – Welcome to Our Program

Thank you for considering the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Georgia State University! Our program offers a unique educational opportunity for students seeking a career as speech-language pathologists. Our program has been educating students and serving the Atlanta community for over 40 years. We are dedicated to excellence in academics, research, and clinical education.

The mission of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is to offer a high quality graduate program, which educates students to implement evidence-based services across the scope of practice in speech-language pathology. The program aims to achieve this goal by providing state-of-the-art instruction and cutting-edge research that maximizes interdisciplinary collaboration across the University. This includes a focus on normal and disordered communication processes (including speech, cognition, language, and hearing) and feeding/swallowing processes.

Our students are provided with unique experiences that prepare them to address the needs of clients from various backgrounds. Each student gains field experience by completing clinical practicum in our Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on campus as well as in off-campus internships in various settings around Metro-Atlanta.

Our Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The CAA is an entity of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, which is located at 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850 and can be contacted at 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The program is also approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC) as an advanced preparation program leading to a Georgia teaching certificate.

For prospective students interested in applying, the application process is online. View our graduate admissions page for more information. Best of luck throughout the process and we hope that Georgia State University is a great fit for you!


Julie Washington
Program Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Program contact:

Sandy Vaughn, [email protected], 404-413-8040