What could be more important in life than the ability to communicate? To speak and to be understood. For a variety of reasons -- disease, disability,injury or age -- some people find communication a constant struggle. That's where you, the speech language pathologist, come in, bringing communication therapies to a wide range of speech-language-hearing disorders. GSU's Department of Communication Disorders offers outstanding Communication Disorders programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Best of all, you can complete your program part-time, so you can still work and live your life.

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The Master of Health Science (MHS) in

Communication Disorders:Your Entry-Level Degree

The entry level degree you must obtain to become a Speech Language Pathologist is the Master of Health Science in Communication Disorders.

Admission is competitive — and for good reason. Our Master's program provides thorough preparation for entry into the field and meets the academic requirements for the profession's national certification, as well as Illinois' professional and public school licensure. 

See linked page for How to Apply  — MHS in Communication Disorders:

The Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) in Communication Disorders:

Your Pre-Professional Preparation

Because the entry-level degree for Speech-Language-Pathologists is the Master of Health Science degree,  you will receive everything you need to enter the MHS program through the Bachelor of Health Science degree.

Consider This:  The BHS as Your Second Bachelor's Degree

The Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Disorders is the required undergraduate degree for entry into the MHS in Communication Disorders program.  But what if your bachelor's is in another discipline? Explore the BHS in Communication Disorders as a second bachelor's degree.

Department of Communication Disorders Long-Term Strategic Plan

The Department of Communication Disorders has developed a seven-year strategic plan for Fiscal Years 2015 through 2021 that is congruent with the university's strategic plan and priorities. The program's current strategic plan is available at the link below.

  CDIS Strategic Plan 2015-2021

CDIS News and Events :

Please join us in congratulating Governors State University Communication Disorder Graduate Student, Ashley Moy,  Ashley has recieved the Soroptimist Virginia Wagner Educational Award. They had several well-deserving applicants  and have chosen Ms. Moy as the club's 2021 winner for the $800 award. The Soroptimist International of Illiana Club admires decision to improve life and wishes much success in educational goals. 

In addition to the Soroptimist Virginia Wagner Educational Award. https://www.simwr.org/virginia-wagner-educational-award, Ashley was also the recipient of the ISHA John Consalvi Service Scholarship & will be recognized at the ISHA convention this week.