Communication Disorders and Sciences Graduate Program

Why earn an graduate degree in communication disorders and sciences?

Master’s Program

Our communication disorders and sciences (CDS) master’s degree is designed to prepare graduates to make significant contributions as speech-language pathologists.

The program provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for work with individuals of all ages and of varying social, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Project INICIO

Funding is available for CDS Master's students interested in early intervention with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Students who are bilingual and/or bicultural are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact Dr. Lauren Cycyk at lcycyk@uoregon.edu

Project PANGEA

Funding is available for CDS Master's students interested in early intervention with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Students who have some experience supporting individuals on the autism spectrum are encouraged to apply. 

For more information, contact:
Dr. Stephanie Shire at sshire@uoregon.edu 
or
Lori Hornfelt at lhornfel@uoregon.edu.

Master of Arts Program       Master of Science Program

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Doctoral Program

Our communication disorders and sciences (CDS) doctoral degree program prepares graduates to assume academic and leadership roles in institutions of higher education, as well as in research and practice agencies.

Our goal is to instill in each student the capacity for rigorous scholarship, independent judgment, and academic excellence.

PhD Program Apply for a PhD


What can I do with a degree in communication disorders and sciences?

Graduates of the master’s program become accredited speech-language pathologists and most work directly with children, adolescents, or adults with a variety of speech, language, communication, cognition, and swallowing disorders in settings that include:

  • Schools
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Agencies

Most of our doctoral program graduates assume professor positions at colleges and universities where their responsibilities include teaching, research, and other scholarly activities.

There is currently a shortage of PhD CDS faculty across the nation with many open CDS faculty positions. It is anticipated that this need will continue over the next decade and beyond.

Occasionally our graduates assume leadership roles in clinical agencies.


Contact Information

Master’s and PhD Programs

McKay Moore Sohlberg, PhD, CCC-SLP
HEDCO Professor
Special Education and Clinical Sciences
541-346-2480
cds@uoregon.edu