Undergraduate Students Provide Hearing Screenings

CDIS undergraduate students recently assisted in providing hearing screenings to children at the 11th Annual Back to School Roundup, a community pediatric event held in Norman, OK (08/08/15).

Cowboy Aphasia Camp

Successful completion of Cowboy Aphasia Camp at OSU-Tulsa.

Special Olympics 2015

CDIS students performed hearing screenings under the direction of Dr. Debbie Earley. Students and clinical staff served breakfast and dinner to the athletes and their families.

2015 Seniors of Significance

CDIS students Caitlyn Cloud and Aubrey Mackey (Class of 2015) were named in the College of Arts and Sciences Seniors of Significance list for 2015.

Top 10 in the Nation

The OSU Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program was rated 6th in the nation for 2014 by Graduateprograms.com. Click here to see the full list of 25 schools and methodology for ranking

Undergraduate Students Provide Hearing Screenings Undergraduate Students Provide Hearing Screenings
Cowboy Aphasia Camp Cowboy Aphasia Camp
Special Olympics 2015 Special Olympics 2015
2015 Seniors of Significance 2015 Seniors of Significance
Top 10 in the Nation Top 10 in the Nation


Maureen Sullivan Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Oklahoma State University.  This is an exciting time for us!  Long recognized as an outstanding clinical program, in concert with the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the university at large, the department has more recently recruited research faculty. We now boast a full complement of enthusiastic academic and clinical staff. The diverse group of young, vibrant researchers in our department stands at the brink of international recognition for state-of-the art work in fluency disorders, motor programming, bilingualism, normal and disordered voice, phonological and language disorders, neurological disorders, and normal aging. An enthusiastic and experienced group of clinical staff supervises our first-year graduate students in clinical internships encompassing the widest variety of adult and pediatric disorders on both the Stillwater and the Tulsa campuses. Clinical externships around the country are enjoyed by our second-year graduate clinicians. Our graduates continue to boast a 100% initial attempt Praxis pass rate.

In association with our new research mission, the curriculum has been modified to prepare our students to engage in research at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. The 2013-2014 academic year saw the completion of the greatest number of senior honors theses and freshman research projects in our department’s history. In addition, we recently admitted a record number of graduate students from around the country, many of whom intend to pursue the master’s thesis option. In association with newly forged interdisciplinary collaborations, the department is mentoring our third summer scholar as part of the NSF REU, The Biological Bases of Behavior.  

In addition, we have enjoyed a virtual explosion of outreach activity with the addition of several clinical and academic assistant professors and lecturers.  Such outreach ensures that the enjoyment of our teaching and research endeavors is not limited to the students on the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, but extends into the community. We offer a full complement of speech, language, and audiological services to the public through our Stillwater campus clinic. Audiological screening and a full complement of speech and language services are offered at our Tulsa campus clinic.  

Thank you for visiting our site. I sincerely hope that you will consider joining us!

Maureen A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Interim Department Head

Invitation to Participate in a Survey

Dr. Sabiha Parveen, a faculty member at CDIS is conducting a survey to examine the service-delivery model of monolingual and bilingual SLPs to monolingual and bilingual clients. Please click here to know more about this survey and to participate.