The Communication Disorders offers bachelor degree in communication disorders and a masters of science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. For both speech-language pathology and audiology, undergraduate preparation in communication disorders is required prior to graduate study. This undergraduate training provides students with the foundational knowledge required for graduate study. Due to the close relationships among speech, language and hearing, the required undergraduate education for both professions is essentially identical. The master‘s degree in speech-language pathology is the minimum academic requirement for ASHA certification in speech-language pathology and the Audiology Doctorate (AudD) is the minimum degree for ASHA certification in audiology. Murray State University‘s Master of Science (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide the academic and clinical education required for ASHA‘s Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology. After successful completion of all undergraduate and graduate education, a national PRAXIS examination, and a clinical fellowship year, individuals may be awarded the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology from ASHA. In many states, including Kentucky, this credential is the primary requirement for professional licensure in speech-language pathology.