What Makes Our CDS Graduate Programs Special

Top Things that Make the CDS Graduate Programs Special

The HEDCO Clinic

Having an on campus, state-of-the-art clinic that sees clients ages 2 to 93 with a wide range of diagnoses and conditions provides amazing training. Students have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary setting with students in other clinical programs.

The Specialty Clinic Training Model

Students rotate through immersion clinics that are focused on particular populations including School Age Speech and Language Clinic, Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic, Clinic for Aphasia & Motor Speech & Voice, Fluency Clinic, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Clinic and the Young Child Clinic. Each immersion clinic has dedicated clinical supervisors and faculty scholars with expertise in that area which allows student to learn and practice evidence-based assessment and treatment in each area.

Healthcare Simulation Lab

Students get the opportunity for hands-on medical training through our healthcare simulation lab. Complete with a high-fidelity adult manikin and newborn manikin, this simulated hospital setting provides students with acute-care training in a safe, guided environment.

Engaged Faculty

The Communication Disorders and Sciences Faculty really care about their students. Student training is prioritized. Student input is actively sought and valued. Many of the faculty are recognized in their fields conducting cutting edge research. Master’s students may choose to participate in their research projects.   

Cohort Model

The program is organized to promote a cooperative, learning community. Students take the same courses together. They form mini-cohorts in their immersion clinic rotations. Student work collaboratively and learn together. They also have fun!

Location, Location, Location!

Eugene, Oregon offers amazing and accessible outdoor recreation and cultural opportunities with a university town feel. The University of Oregon is a highly ranked research institution with an abundant number of student resources and opportunities beyond the communication disorders and sciences field. The CDS program is housed within the College of Education which is ranked fifth of all Graduate Education Programs in the U.S.