The graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders offers both Master’s and Doctoral degrees. The information on this web site can assist you in learning more about what our degree programs offer. Please read about our programs and learn more about what we offer.

Inquiries about graduate study should be directed to the graduate coordinator, Dr. Kim Traver.

 The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic adhere strictly to BGSU's Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy. For the complete policy, please click here.

Communication Sciences and Disorders - Master of Science

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the graduate degree, students in Communication Sciences and Disorders are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop basic and analytical knowledge in the following: 
    • Sciences of normal speech, language and voice 
    • Disorders of speech, language and voice
    • Related disciplines providing insight into human communication  
  • Develop appropriate research and technical skills in instrumentation and research methodologies
  • Develop appropriate research and technical skills in instrumentation and research methodologies
  • Design and independently investigate critical questions in the specialty topic area(s) for which student is being trained. 

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program is accredited by Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is in good standing.


Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Communication Sciences and Disorders program requires professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Communication Disorders - PhD

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Communication Disorders are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop basic and analytical knowledge in the following: 
    • Sciences of normal speech, language and voice 
    • Disorders of speech, language and voice
    • Related disciplines providing insight into human communication  
  • Develop appropriate research and technical skills in instrumentation and research methodologies 
  • Develop appropriate research and technical skills in instrumentation and research methodologies 
  • Design and independently investigate critical questions in the specialty topic area(s) for which student is being trained. 

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Communication Disorders program will undergo its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2020-21.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Communication Disorders program requires professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Communication Disorders program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.