The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to enrich health and communication effectiveness in Oklahoma through academic teaching, research, accredited professional clinical training, and public service to the people of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.

This is a very exciting time for us at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The department has witnessed a phenomenal growth in student numbers, faculty recruitment, research productivity, and outreach activities in the recent past. The number of majors in our undergraduate program has been burgeoning over the last few years. In 2013, we admitted a record number of graduate students from across the country into our program.  Recently, our undergraduate program was recognized as one of the top 5 programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department is also undergoing a major transformation. Although we maintain our reputation as one of the premier clinical training programs and speech-language-hearing-clinics in the country, we have also recently begun conducting cutting-edge research that will eventually benefit the community at large


How can you help us grow?

Your donation to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department Fund can:

  • Support the department’s most urgent needs
  • Establish a scholarship to support outstanding future speech-language pathologists and audiologists
  • Help individuals with communication disorders but financial hardship pay for their clinical services.

There are also many other ways in which you can be a benefactor to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. For further information, please contact Dr. Ramesh Kaipa.

Urgent Need: Support for our new Sensory Room

Our Speech and Language Clinic has been working to build a sensory room for our young clients with autism spectrum disorders. We're part-way there but need a bit more support to make this long-standing goal a reality. Any size gift would help.


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Advanced Travel Scholarship

Provided to a graduate student who demonstrates scholarly excellence and a passion for travel therapy. The 2017 (inaugural) recipient of the Advanced Travel Therapy Scholarship of $500 was Laura Morris. The scholarship certificate was presented to Laura by Ms. Mellisa Jones, MS (CCC-SLP), Clinic Director, Advanced Travel Therapy on January 27, 2017.

To learn more about the Advanced Graduate Travel Therapy Program please click HERE 

Recent Recipients

  • Caitlyn Gilbert
  • Cara Greenwell
  • Laura Morris

The Carpenter Early Intervention Endowed Scholarship

The Carpenter Scholarship is awarded each year to a junior, senior, or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8 who has demonstrated effective communication skills.

Recent Recipients 

  • Riley Stinson
  • Shelby Hensley

Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty Endowed Scholarship

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty Endowed Scholarship is presented each year to an incoming first year graduate student(s) with outstanding academic achievement who possesses excellent clinical and professional potential.

Recent Recipients 

  • Courtney Bergman

Leone and William Monroe Endowed Scholarship

The Leone and William Monroe Endowed Scholarship is awarded each year to a second-year graduate student(s) who display good academic record and good clinical skills. 

Recent Recipients

  • Melina Pinamonti