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Communication Disorders

Arkansas State University

24 months
15194 USD/year
15194 USD/year
8546 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Communication Disorders program at Arkansas State University meets the rigorous requirements for accreditation for speech-language pathology from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). It has been designed to lead to state licensure and the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology issued by ASHA.


Program Description

The Communication Disorders program at Arkansas State University consists of 49 semester hours beyond the Bachelor's degree, including credit for clinical practice. Clinical practice consists of direct clinical experience supervised by the Communication Disorders faculty and/or clinical instructor. Each candidate and the advisor will plan and design a program of study to ensure that professional requirements will be met.  

The successful student is expected to have demonstrated expertise and in-depth knowledge of the normal communication processes, development, and disorders thereof; evaluation procedures to assess the bases of such disorders; and clinical techniques that have been shown to improve or eradicate them. In addition, competency must be demonstrated in the related areas of human anatomy and physiology, psychological dynamics, and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Communication Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Language Intervention for At-Risk Infants and Toddlers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


51 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application to Graduate School accompanied by Application Fee
  • GRE scores (must be within 5 years)
  • Immunization record including MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
  • Current Resume
  • Personal statement consisting of 500 - 1,000 words with attention given to the applicant's professional goals, past experiences, and contributions the applicant expects to make in Communication Disorders
  • Unofficial copy of transcript. Official transcripts must still be sent to Graduate Admissions
  • Three letters of recommendation/rating forms, which should be from former supervisors and faculty, completed on the program's recommendation forms. All references must be sealed and signed over the seal by the person who wrote the recommendation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7597 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    15194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7597 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8546 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4273 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Jonesboro

770 - 1180 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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