Communication Disorders

Texas State University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
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The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree with a major in Communication Disorders at Texas State University is clinically oriented and is designed to prepare clinicians for employment in hospitals, clinics, private practice, and public schools.


The Communication Disorders program at Texas State University meets the minimum education and clinical requirements for state licensure as a speech-language pathologist and for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The academic program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of ASHA.

Candidates for the communication disorders master’s degree are encouraged to earn a passing score on the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology before graduation and substitute a passing score for the required departmental graduate comprehensive examination.


The university operates the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on a twelve-month basis and is nationally known as a treatment center for communication disorders. Graduate students utilize the clinic for research in addition to clinical training experiences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Stuttering Therapy
  • Language Disorders in School-Age and Adolescence
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Assessment and Intervention
  • Neuromotor Disorders of Speech: Description and Rehabilitation
  • Vocal Rehabilitation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee or
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree in communication disorders or leveling coursework from a regionally accredited university 
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate communication disorders courses
  • GRE not required
  • prerequisite course form
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose

Tuition Fee


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