Feb 20, 2024
The Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders (speech-language pathology and audiology), accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association since 1969, is designed to: (1) provide students with graduate, professional level studies covering the broad field of communicative disorders; (2) provide students with opportunities to observe, learn and serve communicatively impaired clients within a wide range of clinical facilities, both on- and off-campus; and (3) train students to assess, diagnose and formulate therapy plans and to function as therapists for selected types and populations of the communicatively impaired.
Admission to Graduate Standing - Conditionally Classified
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information. In addition, applicants for the Communicative Disorders Program must have a baccalaureate in communicative disorders or the equivalent. The equivalent consists of a prescribed list of courses that total 36 semester units and form an appropriate background for graduate studies.
In addition, the following factors will be taken into consideration by the Graduate Committee in determining who shall be admitted to the program:
- Grade-point average
- Letters of recommendation
- Professional objectives as presented in a student letter of intent
Graduate Standing - Classified
A student who meets the requirements for conditionally classified graduate standing, as well as the following requirements, may be granted classified graduate standing upon the development of an approved study plan:
Completion of the study plan:
Completion of the study plan with 30 units of studies approved by an adviser and the Department Graduate Committee
Graduate Study Plan
Requirements for the M.A. Degree in Communicative Disorders consist of a minimum of 30 units of study approved by the Department Graduate Committee. These are:
Courses totaling 15 units:
Communicative disorders totaling 15 units:
Five 500-level academic courses in communicative disorders totaling 15 units, which may include:
Comprehensive exams are taken in 10 areas throughout the course of graduate study when prerequisite coursework has been completed
For further information, consult the Department of Human Communication Studies.