The mission of the Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences Department is to impart knowledge about human communication and its disorders; to foster the necessary skills to practice speech language pathology competently; to extend the knowledge of human communication and its disorders to the general public; practicing professionals, and students; and to serve individuals affected by communication disorders in a global society.
The Speech Language Hearing Sciences department at Minnesota State University Moorhead aims to be the premiere program in the field of human communication sciences and disorders in the region. We seek to transform outstanding students into speech-language pathologists who will competently and compassionately meet the needs of individuals with communication and swallowing disorders.
Recruiting and retaining a diverse body of high-quality students to our undergraduate and graduate programs and supporting them with high-quality rigorous courses, clinical experiences and faculty-mentored research opportunities.
Meeting the regional workforce need for speech-language pathologists in school and medical settings.
Operating in a collegial student-focused environment where all students, faculty, clinical supervisors and staff are respected and valued for their unique strengths.
Employing and retaining high-quality faculty and clinical supervisors through provision of appropriate workloads, mentoring and infrastructure so they can excel in classroom and clinic instruction, research and service endeavors.
Fostering collaboration between the departments within our College of Education and Human Services, with MSUM, and with surrounding organizations in the region.
Serving the region through the MSUM Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic as the speech and language clinic of choice.
Functioning as a financially sustainable SLHS department to provide an extraordinary undergraduate and graduate education.
MSUM Priority 4: Create a campus community that reflects the diversity of the global community
MSUM Priority 1: Partner with industry and civic leaders to meet workforce and community needs
MSUM Priority 2: Provide real-world opportunities for students to apply learning
MSUM Priority 3: Connect students, faculty, and staff in meaningful relationships with one another and the community
MSUM Priority 5: Attain excellence in our programs and services
Mission & Vision for MSU Moorhead
Mission for College of Education & Human Services