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Communication Sciences and Disorders (Transitional Program), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #984 (BCR) California, MD, United States
The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders- Transitional Program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in a field other than Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders. Any individual with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is eligible for the Transitional Program. 
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Overview

The program is three years in length. In the first year of the program, students complete preliminary course work that provides the necessary foundation for graduate-level courses. The second and third years include graduate course work and clinical work that prepare students for professional practice. Clinical education is the strength of this program. Clinical settings range from hospitals to schools to private clinics.

Profession

Speech-Language Pathologists work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, and research. They typically evaluate and treat speech and language disorders in children and adults. The master’s degree is entry level for the profession. Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate and provide services to individuals who have problems in the following areas: articulation, language, stuttering, voice, hearing, cognitive aspects of communication, social aspects of communication, and swallowing, or who need to learn to use a communication modality other than speech.

Possible Careers: Public and private schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, short-term and long-term nursing care facilities, community clinics, colleges and universities, private practice offices, state and local health departments, state and federal government agencies, home health agencies (home care), adult day care centers, centers for persons with developmental disabilities, research laboratories.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Articulation
  • Language
  • Stuttering
  • Voice
  • Hearing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 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

The admissions committee considers the following qualifications in making admission decisions:

  • Personal statement (included in the online application)
  • All official transcripts to generate overall GPA from undergraduate bachelor's degree
  • Last two years' GPA
  • A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required
  • Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36829 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36829 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    36829 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36829 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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