The mission of the KU IPCD is to provide exemplary education in communication sciences and disorders through excellence in teaching, research and clinical service. Undergraduate curricula provide students with an understanding of basic speech-language-hearing processes and an introduction to communicative disorders. The M.A. (SLP) and Au.D. curricula build on that base and prepare the student for application of knowledge by examining the nature, etiology, diagnosis, remediation and prevention of communicative disorders, and the basic techniques for scientific inquiry. These curricula also are designed to meet the academic and clinical requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competency in SLP or Audiology. In the Ph.D. curricula, students develop research expertise and apply this knowledge to specific areas of speech, language and hearing.