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CSD Graduate Program

Graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders Learning Outcomes

Saint Xavier University is dedicated to providing top-quality education that is intentionally designed to develop your skills and expertise as you prepare for the next step in your education or career. The learning outcomes reflect the specific competencies that you will gain from our Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program, while the curriculum map portrays how these competencies will shape and prepare you for the real world.

Learning Outcomes

Communication Sciences and Disorders Learning Outcomes

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Graduates will demonstrate a wide theoretical base for understanding normal development of basic human communication processes, as well as the nature, causes, evaluation and treatment of disorders of communication and swallowing, including issues related to culturally diverse populations.
  • Graduates will demonstrate competence in management of clinical subjects across the life cycle who are delayed or disordered in the development or use of effective communication and/or who exhibit disorders of swallowing.
  • Graduates will demonstrate competence with skills in clinical diagnosis and intervention, interaction with families of individuals with communicative impairments and collaboration with other professionals for efficient and effective management of persons with varied needs.
  • Graduates will develop a value for scientific rigor and a spirit of inquiry for entry into their professional careers.
  • Graduates will function independently as lifelong learners.

Curriculum Map

Communication Sciences and Disorders Curriculum Map

If you would like to learn more about what you can expect from the program, please review the Communication Science and Disorders Curriculum Map (PDF).