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Department Statements

Mission

The mission of the speech-language pathology graduate program is to advance students' professional knowledge regarding human communication and its disorders. Through a variety of academic and clinical training experiences, students are prepared to become professional and competent speech-language pathologists who incorporate evidence-based therapy and provide quality services to people with communication disorders and their families and who will be prepared to assume leadership roles in the workplace. Students will meet all requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the Council for Clinical Certification. The graduate program enhances service to the community through the provision of clinical services offered at the MUW Speech and Hearing Center.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Mississippi University for Women is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by state or federal law.  The University will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any of its programs or activities and is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination or harassment whenever it may occur at the University or in its programs.

 

Statement on Diversity

The department of Speech Language Pathology is committed to improving the human condition. To do so the department values diversity in all forms, including national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability, or veteran status; and seeks to recruit, retain and graduate a diverse student population.

The department creates an environment where respect for others supports meaningful dialogue across broad, interprofessional issues grounded in academic inquiry, research and discovery.  Our graduates are prepared to address the needs of an evolving clinical population and value inclusion and the opportunity to serve and promote better communication opportunities to an increasingly diverse community.