CSD Academic Office Information

The CSD academic office is operating with staggered staff hours and partly remote at this time. You may reach the office via email (preferred) at or may also leave a voicemail at 316-978-3240.

KSHA Praxis Bowl winners 2019

Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Wichita State University engages students in practical hands-on experiences through our campus clinic and partner facilities.

Clinical graduate programs prepare students for careers as speech-language pathologists and audiologists who provide evaluation and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in hospital, school and private practice settings and serve clients of every age.

Our Ph.D. program is individualized to prepare scholars for careers in research, teaching and advanced clinical practice.

WSU offers an exceptional academic and clinical education for CSD students with nationally ranked programs that are highly regarded by employers. If you want a rewarding career helping others, this is the place for you. Email at: or call us at 316-978-3240.


CSD In the News

Karissa Marble-Flint

Assistant Professor Karissa Marble-Flint, PhD, CCC-SLP, received an Advancing Academic-Research Careers Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This highly competitive award is granted to 10 faculty in the field of communication sciences and disorders each year and supports 18 months of mentoring in the areas of teaching and research.

Ashley Purdum

Ashley Purdum, associate clinical professor, works as an acute care speech-language pathologist (SLP) at Wesley Medical Center. As a SLP, Ashley evaluates and treats patients of all ages in the areas of speech, swallowing, language and cognitive deficits and voice disorders. Ashley shares her thoughts about the changes she has seen within the health care community since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SLP and child reading book

SLP Ranked #4 in Best Jobs in Health Care

The US News and World Report recently ranked Speech-Language Pathologist as #4 in thier annual list of Best Health Care Jobs. It is also ranked #7 in The 100 Best Jobs list.

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