​​​​​​​Mission Statement

The Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate curriculum provides students with a broad liberal arts education and prepares them for advanced study in Speech-Language Pathology. The undergraduate curriculum emphasizes the principles and applications of knowledge in both healthy and disordered communication as a natural and social science.

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program (MS-SLP) is for those students planning careers as speech-language pathologists. The MS SLP develops professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, voice, swallowing, language, and cognitive disorders with emphasis on the practice of medical speech-language pathology. Under the direction of experienced faculty, students will gain the skills needed to assess and treat individuals with diverse needs.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program has developed invaluable industry partnerships in our local Jacksonville, Florida community in order to provide our students with clinical education experiences that provide valuable training and future job opportunities.

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​Accreditation

The master’s program in speech-language pathology at Jacksonville University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

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NOTICE

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is committed to ensuring that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders receive services to help them communicate effectively.

CAA is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Both agencies' recognition requirements require CAA to ensure that student achievement data and other program information are transparent, consistent, and accessible to the public.

The Jacksonville University Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology (MS SLP) program was awarded accreditation candidacy from the Council on Academic Accreditation Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) on March 22, 2014.

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