Communication Sciences and Disorders

California State University Chico

60 months
15444 USD/year
15444 USD/year
9108 USD/year
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This Communication Sciences and Disorders program from California State University Chico consists in the ability to communicate effectively using language systems distinguishes human beings from other forms of life. Disabilities that interfere with communication skills prohibit a large number of people from realizing their full potential in modern society.


Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at California State University Chico, take courses that address normal human growth, development of the communicative processes, detailed consideration of disorders that arise in these processes, and their assessment and treatment. Graduate coursework is supplemented by practica that give students first-hand experiences in generating intervention programs for with disorders of language, voice and resonance, phonology/articulation, fluency, hearing, swallowing, cognitive and social aspects of communication, and problems that necessitate the use of oral, manual, augmentative, and alternative communication techniques and technologies. These experiences are carried out in the University's Center for Communication Disorders and in off-campus internships.

Master's degree recipients are eligible to receive the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services from the California (CA) Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This credential authorizes the holder to serve in the public schools as a Language, Speech, and Hearing Specialist. Graduates are also qualified to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology (SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the license in SLP from the CA Deptartment of Consumer Affairs.

PRAXIS score passing rate was 100% for the last two years. For our Master's graduates, the two-year completion rate is approximately 95% and employment rates are 100%. Our program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Behavioral Interventions
  • Acquired Cognitive and Language Disorders
  • Assessment and Management of Auditory Disorders
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Experimental Design in CMSD
  • Voice and Resonance Disorders
  • Motor Speech and Swallowing Disorders
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Disorders of Articulation and Phonology
  • Seminar in Language Disorders in Children
  • Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology Diagnosis
  • Clinical Internship in Speech-Language Pathology

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  • Part-time
    • 60 months

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52 alternative credits



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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to graduate and postbaccalaureate study, a student must hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association or must have completed an equivalent acceptable to the Office of Graduate Studies at California State University, Chico.
  • Applicants who wish to pursue a master's degree must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units of course work attempted and at least 3.0 in the last 30 units attempted. Applicants for unclassified status, such as qualifying for a teaching credential, must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in their last 60 semester units of course work attempted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15444 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    15444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15444 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    9108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9108 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.


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