Communication Sciences

Case Western Reserve University

12 months
46524 USD/year
46524 USD/year
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The principal goal of the Communication Sciences program of Case Western Reserve University is to develop clinical scientists who are skilled in the management of individuals with speech and language disorders.


Our philosophy is to develop highly competent clinical practitioners. The intent is to educate students to embody the best of the clinician’s rigorous approach to problem solving using the scientific method. The academic program provides a broadly-based fund of knowledge in communication sciences and disorders, with emphasis on a processing framework that helps the students analyze and synthesize information.

The mission of the Communication Sciences program of Case Western Reserve University is to educate students to become highly competent clinician researchers in the field of speech language pathology. Our model future clinician demonstrates intellectual curiosity, integrity, high ethical standards, consistent professionalism, and the ability to evolve as an innovator in the future.

Clinical Opportunities in Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders

The program is affiliated with, and located in, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC), a nonprofit agency that serves children and adults with communication disorders. CHSC serves as the primary training site for graduate students enrolled in clinical practice. Its personnel and facilities provide exceptional clinical experiences for students seeking clinical certification in speech-language pathology.

The program also draws on clinical resources in University Circle and the Greater Cleveland area. In addition to clinical practicum experiences at CHSC, graduate students complete at least two externships at sites including University Hospitals of Cleveland, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cuyahoga County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Legacy Health Services, and Western Reserve Speech and Language Partners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice
  • Language Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement (Include your purpose in undertaking graduate work and an explanation of your study and research interests as they relate to your graduate study and professional goals.)
  • Application fee (CSDCAS Fee Assistance Program available)
  • CV
  • GRE Scores (submitted through ETS. Institution code is 1105, no department code.)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (From individuals who can assess your academic preparation, abilities, and accomplishments.)
  • Academic Transcripts (you must list all post-secondary educational institutions on your application and submit an official transcript from each institution. Official transcripts only need to be sent to our program upon admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23262 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    46524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23262 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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