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Communicative Disorders, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Completion of the baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology enables students to satisfy the academic requirements for:

  • License in all states to practice in medical, rehabilitative or private practice settings.
  • Education credentials in all states for employment in public schools.
  • Professional certification by the Council for Clinical Certification ASHA.
  • Due to changes in program accreditation and entry-level professional certification standards that require a doctoral degree after December 31, 2006, no new students presently are admitted to the graduate program in Audiology. Persons considering an undergraduate major and subsequent doctoral studies in Audiology should consult the department for academic advisement. The department’s curriculum is conducted through classroom instruction, online instruction and experiential learning, including intensive student participation in the clinical programs of the CSUN Language, Speech and Hearing Center. Advanced graduate students obtain additional clinical experience through placement in the department’s affiliated medical centers, professional practices and public schools. 

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • Demonstrate achievement of entry-level competence in speech- language pathology and audiology sciences, disorders, evaluations and treatments as shown in courses and clinical practice to the level required for professional certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and by the licensing agency of the state in which professional practice will be conducted.
    • Successfully complete the national examination in the area of chosen specialty: Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Background Leveling in Communication Disorders and Sciences 
    •  Interviewing and Counseling in Communicative Disorders
    • Research in Communicative Disorders 
    • Language Disorders II 
    • Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Speech, Language and Hearing 
    • Pediatric Audiology

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      55 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    Academic Requirements

    • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Completion of a B.A. degree.
  • Completion of approved undergraduate courses in Communication Disorders and Sciences, including the specific course prerequisites described below.
  • Submission of the department graduate application.
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation on departmental forms.
  • Submission of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      8322 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      8322 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Los Angeles

    • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
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