Communication Sciences & Disorders

The ultimate reward for a speech-language pathologist is to break down the physical and cognitive barriers of communication.

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) at FIU prepares future practitioners to apply evidence-based practice, technology, and real-world experience with cultural humility.

Bilingual competency is critical as the multilingual population in our society continues to grow. FIU’s Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders is committed to preparing clinicians to assess and treat individuals who are culturally and linguistically diverse, enhance patient care, and engage in research that reflects the evolving skills needed in our profession. That is why our graduates excel and one of the many reasons our master’s degree stands out above the rest.

As one of the six departments of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, FIU Communication Sciences & Disorders promotes effective interprofessional collaboration across fields, advanced research in healthcare delivery and evidence-based practice, as well as significant engagement with communities and partners around the world.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Florida International 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 Florida Board of Regents approved establishment of the Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) on February 24, 2000. The MS-SLP program was initially granted candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in Spring 2004 and received initial CAA accreditation in Spring 2009. The MS-SLP program was re-accredited in Fall 2016 for 8 years through Fall 2024.

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Dr. Alfredo Ardila Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences to benefit outstanding students with financial need in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders.  Click HERE for details.

Diversity is our Strength

Our distinct emphasis on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) and effective bilingual interventions prepares you as a practitioner to address the communication disorder needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Students benefit from the infusion of CLD throughout the curriculum, which focuses on English/Spanish and English/Haitian-Creole bilingualism. CLD coursework is supplemented by clinical experiences and research in the department’s Communication Skills Lab and with the community at large to develop and promote bilingual treatments.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Grant

Health Resources & Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Workforce has awarded the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) grant. This SDS grant aims to increase the enrollment and retention of full-time students who will be working in primary care or medically underserved communities. The SDS also seeks to increase diversity in the health professions. First and second-year CSD graduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a financial need are invited to apply. For more information, please contact Dr. Mariateresa (Teri) H. Muñoz, Principal Investigator, at or Dr. Monica S. Hough, CSD Department Chair and Co-Investigator, at

Contact Us

FIU Communication Sciences & Disorders
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Modesto A. Maidique Campus | AHC 3, Rm. 435
11200 SW 8 Street | Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: 305-348-2710 | Fax: 305-348-2740 | Email:

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