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Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, MS, MA, MEd

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Logan, OH, United States
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, which houses the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, ranks in the top 2% of all graduate colleges of education.


The college was also ranked third in the nation in total research dollars received, according to “America's Best Graduate Schools” U.S. News & World Report.
The department is organized into three divisions: audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf education.

The speech-language pathology MS degree requires students to complete a research component. The MA degree requires a comprehensive examination. Both MS and MA degrees are recognized as comparable degrees within both clinical and academic speech-language pathology settings.
The MEd is designed for students who plan to work in the deaf educational field.
The Educational Specialist (EdS) program is designed for individuals who have completed the master’s degree and who are practicing in educational settings.

  • Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MEd): This specialization is accredited by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and is also approved by the Utah State Office of Education. After completing this program, students may be licensed by the Utah State Board of Education as teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, and they also meet the requirements for licensure by CED. Students who complete the curriculum are prepared to provide services as teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing in any setting in which such services are provided. This specialization has three different areas students can choose to study: 1) 0-5 early intervention, which focuses on listening and spoken language; 2) 0-5 bilingual-bicultural education, which focuses on developing American Sign Language as the first language and English as the second language; 3) K-12 bilingual-bicultural education, which focuses on developing American Sign Language as the first language and English as the second language.
  • Speech-Language Pathology (MS, MA): The speech-language pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The MS and MA degrees prepare students to work with individuals of any age who have difficulties with communication or swallowing. This may include infants or children with speech, language, hearing, and literacy development problems; children and adults who stutter, have voice disorders; or children or adults who suffer speech, language and swallowing problems as the consequence of neurological disease or stroke. Students may also apply for the listening and spoken language emphasis, working with children who have hearing loss.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Adult Language Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Severe Communication Impairments
  • Externship in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Professional Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Internship in Public Schools-Speech-Language Pathology
  • Voice, Resonance, and Craniofacial Disorders

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The education of the deaf and hard of hearing specialization continues accepting students after this deadline if there is room in the program.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Application Requirements:

  • Fill out the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Score at or above the 50th percentile on the GRE or GMAT (students in the Professional MBA program must score at or above the 40th percentile)
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation
  • Provide a résumé

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10163 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2903 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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