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.

COVID19 Information for Dept. of CDIS

Prospective CDIS Speech Pathology Graduate are Cordially Invited to Join the

GSU CDIS Faculty for our Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Virtual Open House Information Session

December 10, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm CST

Q & A / FAQ with our Graduate Student Panel!

Please RSVP* and direct questions to our Graduate Assistant, Stephanie at: CDIS1@govst.edu

Recurring Via Zoom Link below :

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89734714582?pw d=c0piUlNqRTdXSUhnbUVxVHUvUWxyUT09

Meeting ID: 897 3471 4582

Password: 565728



CDIS Information Flyer

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



Inclusive Community Practices

& Dementia

Inclusive Community Practices

Naomi Gurevich, PhD, CCC-SLP

JOIN OUR Free Zoom Event: No RSVP Required

Zoom  Link:


Meeting ID: 885 5996 1307

Passcode  : 60484

October 28th, 2021 

Noon – 1:00 p.m. CST 

Dr. Gurevich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Purdue University Fort Wayne 

She is a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Dementia Observatory 

Knowledge Exchange Network

She developed local initiatives in Fort Wayne to encourage disability and dementia friendly practices. 

She also recently published a clinical resource book on dementia (ProEd, 2022)

  Intellectual Life Grant.CDIS.Event.10.28.21

If you have questions, contact:

Dr. Osmelak at dosmelak@govst.edu or Dr. Riccelli at ariccelli@govst.edu



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.