Communication Sciences & Disorders

​​​​​​​Mission Statement

Communication is a right for all individuals and impacts all aspects of life. The Jacksonville University Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty members are dedicated to preparing students to become scholars and clinicians that provide the highest caliber of research and clinical services for all individuals. Faculty are committed to utilizing innovative, experiential learning using critical thinking with an emphasis on evidence-based practice.

Our core values, which are emphasized in our programs, include:



Ethical behavior






Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This preparation occurs in an atmosphere of fairness, equity, and justice, emphasizing creative learning, excellence in clinical evaluation and treatment, ethical and professional integrity, advocacy, and cultural competencies. We model and encourage our students to promote a welcoming and open environment where all can learn and engage. We are focused on fostering a sense of belonging and feelings of value in our department community and to those we serve in the field.  Our department is committed to providing academic knowledge and clinical skill instruction that supports evidence-based practice for all people serviced in the field of speech-language pathology. Our obligation when training students for independent practice in the field of speech-language pathology includes providing them with the knowledge to be culturally competent and ability to reduce healthcare disparities for their clients. 

We are committed to diversifying the field of speech-language pathology as we are acutely aware of the under representation of minorities in the field.  This commitment includes department initiatives to recruit and retain students who identify as diverse.  Diversity may include but are not limited to ethnicity, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical abilities, mental abilities, and values. We recognize that the presence of diversity does not equal equity and inclusion.  Our obligation to as a department is to routinely assess what it means to be culturally competent and to consistently examine barriers and biases that may limit students from being successful in the program.

Programs & Degrees


The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Jacksonville University is accredited for residential and satellite programs by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Council on Academic Accreditation - Accredited​​​​​​​​

Contact Us

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