Mackenzie Landis awarded the second place in 3MC

Mackenzie Landis awarded the second place in 3MC.

Outstanding Senior Award

Anna Ebert received the Outstanding Senior Award.

CDIS Study Abroad 2018

CDIS Students Study Abroad trip to Spain and Portugal.

Senior of Significance 2017

Two CDIS Seniors attended the Seniors of Signicance Banquet.


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