24 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Communication Disorders MSc program offered at Arizona State University is based on a research-to-practice philosophy and is designed to prepare speech-language pathologists for autonomous clinical practice.

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Career Opportunities

Speech-language pathologists evaluate speech, cognitive, hearing and language test results, swallow results, or medical or background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice or swallowing disorders. These professionals work in a range of settings including schools, private practice and medical centers. There are many opportunities to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Speech-language pathologists collaborate with other professionals on a daily basis. People who value relationships, independence and helping others achieve optimal performance are a great fit for this career. Employment rates are extremely high, especially in school settings.

Career settings include:

  • all levels of schools, including elementary, middle and high school
  • early intervention settings, including home health
  • inpatient and acute care hospitals
  • neonatal intensive care units
  • outpatient rehabilitation
  • pediatric outpatient centers

Program Goals

The goals of the Communication Disorders MSc program offered at Arizona State University are to:

  • Prepare students for employment in multiple settings to address the needs of people with communication, speech, language, literacy, and swallowing difficulties.
  • Educate students in scientific foundations of communication, swallowing and related fields.
  • Provide students with training in evidence-based, person-centered clinical practice, interprofessional collaboration, community service and life-long learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neural Bases of Communication Disorders 
  • Language Assessment and Intervention in Infants and Toddlers
  • Articulation and Phonology: Assessment and Intervention 
  • Language Assessment and Intervention with Preschool Populations 
  • Research Methods 
  • Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology 
  • Differential Diagnosis of Communication Disorders
  • Language Assessment and Intervention with School-Age Populations 
  • Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders 
  • Management of Voice and Swallowing Disorders 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's degree in speech and hearing science or a related field from a regionally accredited institution and completed prerequisite coursework in speech and hearing.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • personal statement not to exceed 300 words
  • GRE scores
  • email addresses of three recommenders
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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