ASHA's Pathways Program and Advancing Academic- Research Career Award

Dr. Kaipa attended the ASHA's Pathways Program, and received ASHA's Advancing Academic- Research Career Award

Cowboy Aphasia Camp

Several CDIS Graduate Students help with the Cowboy Aphasia Camp at OSU-Tulsa.

Women's Faculty Council Student Research Award

Caitlyn Gilbert received the Women's Faculty Council Student Research Award.

Udall Scholarship

CDIS Junior, Emma Kincade received Udall Scholarship.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Second-year graduate student Candace Square receives Fulbright Scholarship.

Mortar Board Honor Society

CDIS Students honored by Mortar Board Honor Society.

Golden Torch Award

Dr. Kaipa received the Golden Torch Award.

Excellence in Diversity Education

CDIS receives top honors for training diverse students.

OSU Outstanding Seniors

CDIS senior named one of OSU's outstanding seniors.

Bailey Family Memorial Scholarship

Claire Thomas receives Bailey Family Memorial Scholarship.

ASHA Lessons for Success Award

Dr. Richtmeier recieves the ASHA Lessons for Success Award.

ASHA's Pathways Program and Advancing Academic- Research Career Award ASHA's Pathways Program and Advancing Academic- Research Career Award
Cowboy Aphasia Camp Cowboy Aphasia Camp
Women's Faculty Council Student Research Award Women's Faculty Council Student Research Award
Udall Scholarship Udall Scholarship
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
Mortar Board Honor Society Mortar Board Honor Society
Golden Torch Award Golden Torch Award
Excellence in Diversity Education Excellence in Diversity Education
OSU Outstanding Seniors OSU Outstanding Seniors
Bailey Family Memorial Scholarship Bailey Family Memorial Scholarship
ASHA Lessons for Success Award ASHA Lessons for Success Award


Ron SchaeferWelcome to the Oklahoma State University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Housed in Murray Hall on the historic Stillwater campus, it is the goal of the department to train students to become highly skilled speech-language pathologists qualified to treat the wide variety of communication disorders seen in both adult and pediatric populations. Closely aligned with the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as that of the university, our students enjoy a talented, highly diverse faculty with a wide range of clinical expertise who contribute to both research and clinical education. As the Master’s degree is the entry level into the profession, both undergraduate and graduate courses, coupled with clinical experiences are part of the process of developing the skills necessary to become certified and licensed speech-language pathologists. Clinical practicum sites include both the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, and externships (around the country) for second year graduate students assure that graduates from the program are well prepared to enter the professional field.

The Stillwater clinical facility offers a full range of speech, language, and swallowing diagnostic and treatment as well as audiological services to the public. The Tulsa Clinic provides hearing screening services in addition to speech, language, and swallowing clinical services. Upper division undergraduate and graduate level student-clinicians provide all clinical services, closely supervised by nationally certified and state licensed speech-language pathologists. In addition to their academic and clinical training, many of our students work closely with their professors in research projects designed to develop their skills and giving them the opportunity to be engaged in new discoveries.

Dr. Ramesh Kaipa is the graduate program director and assures that the program is in full compliance with the accreditation standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Graduates of our program enjoy a very high employment rate, and with the wide variety of disorders and age ranges to be treated, job satisfaction is high.

Please visit the other areas of our website and learn more about our Department. If you have an opportunity to drop in on us at Murray Hall, we would love to show you our facilities, and introduce you to our outstanding and friendly faculty and students. Thank you for visiting our website.

Ronald D. Schaefer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor of Professional Practice and Interim Head