Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Communication Disorders is to advance knowledge and learning in science and clinical practice through research, teaching, and clinical service.

The department offers both undergraduate and graduate (MS) degrees in the discipline of communication disorders. The programs prepare students who have both strong academic knowledge in the field of communication disorders and a desire to apply this knowledge to remediate communication disorders across the life span.


Speech Language Pathology

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP): Published quarterly in February, May, August, and November, pertains to all aspects of clinical practice in speech-language pathology. Articles concern screening, assessment, and treatment techniques; prevention; professional issues; supervision; and administration; and may appear in the form of clinical forums, clinical reviews, letters to the editor, or research reports that emphasize clinical practice.

Graduate Theses


Gibbons, Emily, The Accurate Productions of Emotion Words During a Social Communication Intervention in Children with Language Impairment

Administrative Internships

An administrative internship of 450 hours is required for all students in the BYU School Leadership Program—the same internship required to obtain the State of Utah Administrative/Supervisory credential.

These internships are directed and administered by the internship coordinator, internship supervisors, and trained mentor principals in the schools. The internship supervisor is critical to the intern’s successful experience. Within this framework of support, the intern is responsible for successfully completing all internship requirements.