Mission and Accreditation


The Murray State University Center for Communication Disorders will prepare professional Speech-Language Pathologists representing diverse communities and backgrounds with the dispositions and skills to advocate and provide services for individuals with communication disorders and to shape the field to respond to societal and technological changes. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is to develop caring and highly competent speech-language pathologists by providing quality academic and clinical education.

Envisioned Future

By 2029, The Murray State University Center for Communication Disorders will provide an innovative clinical program to highly qualified Speech-Language Pathology students representing diverse communities and backgrounds. An experienced core of program faculty with broad clinical and academic experiences will model interprofessional and clinical skills for students who will demonstrate high levels of professionalism and clinical skills as practitioners. 

Goals to Achieve our Mission and Envisioned Future:

  • Effectively deliver graduate coursework with an experienced core of program faculty

  • Recruit and retain highly qualified students

  • Provide high-quality, innovative academic and clinical experiences on-site in the university clinic as well as through off-site clinical placements with university partners

  • Support diversity in our program, community, and the profession


The Master of Science (MS) Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology {residential} at Murray State 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 Murray State Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology was approved for continuing accreditation July 23, 2016 (Accreditation cycle 2016 - 2024).

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