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Communication Sciences and Disorders, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) , AR,
The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program prepares students for professional positions in hospital clinics, rehabilitation centers, schools, residential institutions, private practices, and other settings working with persons with disorders of cognition, hearing, speech, receptive and expressive language, pragmatics, literacy, voice, swallowing, and fluency. 

About

The track currently offered is in speech language pathology. The curriculum emphasizes the speech, language, and hearing processes; knowledge about human communicative disorders; and evaluation and treatment methods. Practicum experiences are available in the departmental speech and hearing clinic and at a wide variety of area sites. Professional speech-language pathologists may, with the instructors’ consent, take program courses for continuing education units.

The UALR Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology conducts this Master of Science program in consortium with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The program has strong clinical support from the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, and other cooperating clinics and agencies in the Little Rock area. The program is accredited in the area of speech pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Department is also a sponsor for ASHA continuing education credits.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Independent Research
  • Topics in Speech Language Pathology
  • Practicum
  • Independent Study in Communication Disorders
  • Organization and Administration of Clinical Programs
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Neurogenic Speech Disorders

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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:

    525

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.00 scale, including post-baccalaureate hours
  • Official standardized test scores taken in the last 5 years, if required by the prospective program
  • $40 application fee
  • A copy of your government-issued photo ID
  • Proof of 2 MMR vaccines

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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