Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Strategic Plans

We have developed a Strategic Plan, which focuses on the five primary goals and strategic issues identified as priorities by the University of South Dakota:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Research and Creative Activity
  • Enrollment Management
  • Institutional Positioning
  • Funding and Resource Development

Affiliated Clinics

We also are committed to providing clinical services to the public in conjunction with the clinical education of our students.


We offer a wide variety of scholarships and awards for students majoring in communication disorders. Scholarship opportunities are announced each spring semester for awarding at our annual Spring Banquet.  Email us at for more information about these.

Freshman scholarship information is available through the Financial Aid Office.

Student Organizations

The National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) offers an opportunity to get to know faculty and other students by sponsoring social and educational events throughout the year.

Benefits of the organizations:

  • Discounts for ASHA membership.
  • ASHA's Employment Referral Service (ERS), excellent to use when looking for Clinical Fellowship Year position.
  • Access to professional literature.
  • Opportunity to interact with professionals.
  • Assistance in the transition from student to professional.
  • Professional growth from participation in NSSLHA activities and programs.
  • Local chapter--scholarships and favorable consideration for graduate school application.