240-275undergraduate majors
50-55graduate students
10full-time faculty 2 part-time instructors
3part-time clinical supervisors on site
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Degrees Offered

Student Achievement Data
See Student Achievement Data for our M.S. program graduates in recent years.

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (residential) is accredited 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.

Program Equity

The Department of Communicative Disorders is committed to nondiscrimination and the equitable treatment of clients and families served in our clinics, of applicants and students of our program, and of departmental faculty and staff. Specifically, the department and the university do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran in its education programs or activities. Any concerns regarding discrimination should be directed to the Speech and Language Clinic Director, Karen Houle (khoule@uri.edu, 401-874-4741), or the Department Chair, Jean Gordon (jean.gordon@uri.edu, 401-874-2735), and/or the University of Rhode Island Office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity (401-874-2442).

Further information can be found on the university website.

Outreach Centers/Services

Strategic Plan
The Department of Communicative Disorders develops a strategic plan document every three years in keeping with the standards designated by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The purpose of the strategic plan is to develop goals and objectives that the faculty believe are critical to the ongoing process of providing a quality educational program for our students.

Our Mission
The combined vision and mission of the department is for CMD graduates and faculty to be prominent in advancing the health and well-being of individuals with communication disorders and their families across the lifespan through the integration of teaching, research and clinical outreach.