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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Western Carolina University

M.Sc.
30 months
Duration
20448 USD/year
20448 USD/year
10040 USD/year
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About

Communication Sciences and Disorders program help developing professional speech pathologists that make a difference in lives of individuals struggling with a variety of issues that prevent speaking, reading and other everyday functions.

Overview

The field of Communication Sciences is making advances that are helping eradicate those issues. As a speech pathologist you will have the chance to help people overcome speech delays and disorders, literacy issues and other impediments preventing communication. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides students with a combination of traditional classroom learning and hands-on experience. The 60-semester hour curriculum gives students at least 400 hours of supervised clinical internship experience and enables graduates to earn their North Carolina Advanced Licensure. The program adheres to the academic and clinical education requirements set by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction.

Speech pathologists can be found working with people of all ages with a range of communication issues like dyslexia, hearing and speech impairments, swallowing issues and other obstacles that prevent proper communication. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average salary for speech pathologists is $70,810 and predicts the job field to grow by 19% by 2022.

Programme Structure

Communication Sciences and Disorders curriculum include:

  • Infant Toddler Communication
  • Professional Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders 
  • Voice Disorders
  • Research in Communication Disorders
  • Language Disorders - School Age
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • Language Disorders—Preschool
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Language Disorders in Adults
  • Neurogenic Speech Disorders
  • Dysphagia 
  • AAC Assessment and Intervention

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

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.
B
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

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.
79
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application form and fee
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Copies of transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for admissions decisions; official copies are required upon admission)
  • Official test scores - GMAT (GRE may also be accepted)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10224 USD per semester and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    20448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10224 USD per semester and a duration of 30 months.
  • In-State

    10040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5020 USD per semester and a duration of 30 months.

Funding

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