M.Sc. Online

Communicative Disorders

California State University Northridge

36 months
14042 USD/year
14042 USD/year
8498 USD/year
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The Communicative Disorders program at California State University Northridge is the professional entry-level requirement for employment as a speech-language pathologist.


Completion of the Communicative Disorders program at California State University Northridge 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.

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

Students will:

Demonstrate appropriate comportment and knowledge of professional standards:

  • Show professional and ethical behavior with superiors, clients and colleagues in clinical settings.
  • Demonstrate understanding of professional practice patterns and ethical standards.

Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and knowledge of the effects of cultural difference on communication.

Demonstrate professional entry-level knowledge and clinical application of:

  • The theories and models underlying typical and atypical speech, language, cognition, auditory and swallowing processes, as well as changes associated with normal aging.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for speech, language, cognition, swallowing and auditory disorders across the lifespan.

Integrate theoretical knowledge with clinical experience and application of research literature in clinical practice in order to problem-solve clinical cases.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


55 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences/Speech-Language Pathology
  • For students with an undergraduate degree in another field, you must have completed all 10 prerequisite courses listed below by June of the year you are applying. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14042 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    14042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14042 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    8498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8498 USD per year during 36 months.


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