Nov 26, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Communicative Disorders, M.A.


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(34 UNITS)

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: provide students with graduate, professional level studies covering the broad field of communicative disorders; 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 train students to assess, diagnose and formulate therapy plans and to function as therapists for selected types and populations of the communicatively impaired.

There are additional course requirements for students who wish to pursue the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association SLP Certification , California SLP Licensure , or the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech and Hearing .

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


Students must complete COMD 501  and submit an approved study plan. 

Culminating Experience


Comprehensive exams are taken in 10 areas throughout the course of graduate study when prerequisite coursework has been completed

Total (34 units)


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