Online Communication Sciences and Disorders Certificate

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Communication defines how we interact with one another. But for some, the ability to communicate might not come easily — or at all. As many as 10% of Americans could have speech, language, and/or hearing disorders — which may result in a staggering economic impact of $186 billion each year.*

You can be a life-changing positive force for those with communication disorders. Earn your 100% online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Maryville University, and you can help people develop, retain, or recover their connection to those around them through communication.

Our professional certificate in communication sciences and disorders program is designed to serve as a bridge for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and would like to work toward a career in speech-language pathology or audiology. This program gives you the opportunity to build the skills to pursue a master’s degree in speech-language pathology or a clinical doctorate degree in audiology. Develop your foundation in this specialized field and then pursue your master’s degree or clinical doctorate to unlock more career opportunities.

*Robert J. Ruben, “Redefining the Survival of the Fittest: Communication Disorders in the 21st Century”

Why earn your professional certificate in communication sciences and disorders with Maryville Online?

  • Study on your time with 100% online coursework and no campus visits required, and take classes full time or part time.
  • Apply with no application fee or entrance exams, and choose from six start dates.
  • Get the support you need through advising, tutoring, counseling, financial aid, or tech support — from application through graduation.
  • Get practical, real-world education by participating in guided observation and building clinical skills with Master Clinician Network.
  • Learn the ins and outs of the field from a dedicated faculty of experienced practitioners and industry leaders who help you connect the curriculum to your career vision.
  • Benefit from a streamlined curriculum — full-time students can complete this 47-credit program in about two years, but you can shorten your time to completion with transfer credits.

Ready to take the first step toward changing lives?

See how your professional certificate in communication sciences and disorders from Maryville Online can help you prepare for graduate school — and a rewarding career in speech-language pathology or audiology.

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