Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides training for undergraduate (B.S. candidates) and graduate (M.S. candidates) students which will enable them to meet national certification standards and to work as fully qualified professionals; provides a reservoir of trained personnel to meet the needs of the State in the area of habilitation and rehabilitation of those with speech and/or hearing disorders; and helps meet the unmet requirements in this field in other areas of the United States and the entire Pacific area.
CSD currently offers a Master of Science degree with a major in speech pathology. The CSD graduate program is accredited (2012-2020) by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Candidates who are interested in joining our graduate CSD program are encouraged to review our updated CSD website regarding the current admission criteria and requirements.
CSD also offers an online CSD Certification Program (PCP) through the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and UH Mānoa Outreach College. This online program provides the foundational undergraduate CSD training required for acceptance into graduate programs for speech-language pathology or audiology in the United States. The UH CSD department does not currently offer an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in communication sciences, as all prerequisite requirements for entrance to the Master’s program are obtainable through UH Mānoa and our online PCP. Click for more information about the Prerequisite Certification Program (PCP).
CSD contact information:
677 Ala Moana Blvd.