The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Chapman University prepares students to become fully credentialed and licensed speech-language pathologists, clinicians and/or supervisors in healthcare and education settings.
This full-time, intensive program is a rich combination of didactic and clinical/fieldwork courses providing carefully guided internships each trimester. Placements include hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, agencies, early intervention programs, and K-12 public schools. Students have both on-site supervisors and university supervisors assigned for each setting. Completion of the requirements for the MS degree and passing scores on required tests, allows graduates to be recommended for the Preliminary California State Credential in Speech-Language Pathology.
Through skillful modeling and leadership, and highly individualized instruction, students develop the necessary professional competencies to:
- Assess and treat persons with developmental or acquired communication disorder, such as stuttering, deafness/hearing loss, cleft palate, articulation disorder, child language disorder, autism spectrum disorder, voice abnormality, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and swallowing disorders;
- Counsel and support individuals, their spouses, family members, siblings, educators and other professionals on the use of hearing aids, assistive listening devices, cochlear implants, augmentative and alternative communication systems, and other technology to communicate effectively.
Program at a Glance
- The Masters of Science graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders is conferred one day a year, August 1st
- A cohort model with entry each fall
- A 62-unit program designed to be completed in two years (including summer terms), which includes a total of 11 units of practicum.
- Late afternoon and evening classes
- Required 400 hours of supervised practicum in a variety of education and healthcare settings
- Research Methods
- Articulation & Phonology
- Clinical Proc./Prof. Issues
- Diagnostics and Assessment
- Healthcare Interprof Education
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences View 564 other Masters in Communication Sciences in United States
- Application Fee
- Official Transcripts
- Official Test Scores
- Recommendation Letters
- Statement of Intent
International11786 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11786 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National11786 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11786 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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