Center for Communication Disorders

 Welcome to the Center for Communication Disorders.  Our faculty and staff at the Center for Communication Disorders are a group of clinical scholars who work to increase understanding of basic human communication processes and disorders.

Our Center is home to the Murray State University Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Voice and Swallowing Clinic, the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology and the undergraduate program in Communication Disorders.

Accredited programs

Undergraduate course work provides students with the foundation they need for graduate study in audiology or speech-language pathology. Our graduate program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA). The program has maintained continuous accreditation since 1982. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum our program is proud of the Murray State University Speech-and Hearing Clinic which provides speech, language and hearing services to the community while creating a clinical learning environment for our students.

Thank you for your interest in our programs. We invite you to check out our Facebook page to discover the many learning, service and research activities our faculty, staff and students are engaged in:  CDI Facebook page.

Public Meeting Announcement

February 26, 2024 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm.
Alexander Hall Auditorium (204)


The MSU Center for Communication Disorders (CDI)’s Speech-Language Pathology Program is undergoing an accreditation process. A public meeting will be held during the scheduled site visit to allow the public to provide input about the program. Comments can be submitted publicly during the meeting, or in written format prior to the meeting.

How to Submit Comments:

All comments are due in the Accreditation Office no later than 15 days before the first day of the scheduled site visit. Comments received after this time will not be considered. Comments may be submitted by email (, fax (301-296-8570), or mailed to Accreditation Public Comment, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850.

All Comments Must:

  • Relate to a program’s compliance with the current Standards for Accreditation
  • Identify the specific program seeking accreditation with the CAA
  • If written, include the commenter’s name, address and telephone contact information, commenter’s relationship to the program, and signature.

Comments that do not meet these requirements will not be considered, and the individual or group commenting will be notified. A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA’s Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, calling ASHA’s Action Center at 1-800-498- 2071, or accessing the documents online at

Call/email the department at 270-809-2446 or with any questions.

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Dr. Stephanie Schaaf

Program and Academic Director
Center for Communication Disorders



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