Mission and Accreditation
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is located in the College of Health and Human Services.
Mission Statement of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northern Arizona University is to advance the knowledge and practice in human communication and its disorders, to prepare our students to lead in the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and to enable all individuals to communicate, read, write, think, and learn, in order to succeed in a changing world.
To accomplish this mission, we will …
- acquire new knowledge through empirical research
- promote scholarship and other creative works
- contribute to the profession at local, regional, national, and international levels
- foster critical thought in a learning-centered environment
- incorporate technology to enhance classroom and clinical teaching
- mentor students to achieve professional competence in serving individuals of all ages
- serve as a local and regional clinical resource for individuals with communication disorders
- foster interdisciplinary collaboration
- excel in professional service
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to enriching research, teaching, learning and the professional service environment by embracing the cultural and linguistic diversity of our region and nation.
We are committed to supporting the Mission Statement of the College of Health and Human Services. /chhs/deans-office/mission/
We are committed to supporting the Mission Statement of Northern Arizona University. /president/mission-vision-values/
Equal Opportunity and Access
Northern Arizona University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, and retaliation. This policy prohibits discrimination and harassment based on protected status including race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or genetic information. This policy also prohibits retaliation for raising concerns under this policy or participating in an investigation.
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential and distance education) at Northern Arizona University 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology program is accredited from November 1, 2015-October 31, 2023.