Communication Sciences and Disorders

About COSD

The department offers graduate programs leading to the masters and doctoral degrees in speech-language pathology.

Because of its focus on infusing cultural diversity throughout the curriculum, Howard University is an ideal place to pursue graduate education in speech-language pathology. It is strategically located in Washington, D.C.,  near the health sciences complexes at Howard University.

Clinical and research experiences are available to students at this complex and throughout the University including the University Speech and Hearing Clinic and Howard University Hospital, as well as regionally in government, educational, and health care institutions throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.

We provide students with a strong scientific foundation and mentoring to succeed in graduate school. The department is nationally recognized because of its outstanding faculty, concentrated focus on multiculturalism, quality of comprehensive training, and well-organized curricula.

The MET Building

300 Bryant Street, NW

Room 101-C4

Washington D.C. 20001

Chair: Ovetta Harris, Ph.D.

Email: oharris@howard.edu

Phone: (202).806.6990

A Message From Our Chair

The department of Communications of Sciences and Disorders provides leadership in the areas of research, service, training, and leadership to the nation.  We are global leaders in this field providing graduates with the skills to help different parts of the world and engage in important research to promote the discipline.

Our Programs

Speech and Hearing Clinic

The Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic provides speech, language, and hearing services for individuals of all ages with a variety of communication disorders

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Student Outcome Data

Student's Praxis Data by Year
Year Praxis Pass Rate
2021-2022 100%
2020-2021 100%
2019-2020 100%
2018-2019 82%
2017-2018 91%
2016-2017 91%

Program Completion Rate

Year Number Completing Program Number Not Completing Program Percentage of Students Graduating 3-year Average Completion Rate
2021-2022 7 0 100% 100%
2020-2021 15 0 100% 100%
2019-2020 13 0 100% 100%

Employment Rate

Year Total Number of Graduates Number of Graduates Employed Percentage of Employment Rate 3-year Average Employment Rate
2020-2021 7 7 100% 100%
2019-2020 15 15 100% 100%
2018-2019 13 13 100% 100%

Master of Science Admission Requirements

Ready to embark on a rewarding journey through our Masters of Science program? Applicants to the master’s program are admitted for the Fall semester only.  Learn what it takes to be accepted into the Masters Science program.

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The Howard University Chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at Howard University (HU-NSSLHA) is a national student organization for pre-professionals studying communication sciences and disorders (CSD) aspiring towards careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. This chapter has a stellar membership and enables students in speech and hearing science to: 

  • Fellowship and network with students and professionals with similar interests 

  • Gather information about specialized topics from guest speakers 

  • Gain valuable knowledge about academic advising, scholarships, and application process for doctoral studies 

  • Explore the robust careers of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.  

  • Participate in student-led and professional conferences 

 

The Howard University Chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Contact

hussslha@gmail.com

Instagram: hu_nsslha

Our Faculty & Staff

Alaina S. Davis

Assistant Professor

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Robin C Eury, Ph. D., CCC-SLP

she/her/hers

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Ovetta Harris

Department Chair

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Valencia Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Gentjan Saliu, MA

Administrative Assistant II

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Lauren Sweet, MS, CCC-SLP

Clinical Educator

Communication Sciences & Disorders

We Are HIPPA Compliant

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. The notice covers providers and staff at Howard University’s health care organizations.

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