American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Guide to Starting an Academic Program in
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

Section 1 - Deciding to Establish a New Program

Deciding to Create a Program

The data the team collects to analyze the demand, viability, and support for a new program should help answer questions of feasibility and (see Section 1, Getting Started with a Feasibility Study) determine whether to move forward with developing a proposal for a new program. Conducting discussions with your administration before proceeding may be beneficial at this juncture to determine whether timing (about both the process and the opportunity) is optimal for writing and submitting a program proposal.

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