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Communication Sciences, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

The Communication Sciences Program prepares undergraduate and graduate students to address broad issues of human communication processes and disorders through the application of cutting-edge technology and rigorous clinical training. We provide a comprehensive foundation in normal and disordered human communication and combine it with innovative interdisciplinary experiences that capitalize on the extensive resources of the university and the surrounding medical community. The department enjoys a particularly close relationship with Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, an outstanding independent, nonprofit provider of care in speech-language pathology and audiology; in fact, the program is housed within the center.

Many students pursue undergraduate study in communication disorders as preparation for further study in other fields or in conjunction with study in other fields. For example, one can combine a major in communication disorders with a major in sociology or psychology or with a minor in gerontological studies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Health Communication
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Introduction to American Sign Language I
  • Introduction to American Sign Language II
  • Multicultural Aspects of Human Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Note to International Students: Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted.
  • Test Scores: The institutional code for Case Western Reserve University is 1105. The Graduate School will forward all official score reports of standardized tests (GRE, TOEFL, etc. ) to the program of interest. The department will inform you which standardized tests are required for your program.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    1827 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1827 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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