Communications Disorders

North Carolina Central University

24 months
2249 USD/credit
2249 USD/credit
630 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Department of Communication Disorders prepares masters level speech-language pathology professionals who prevent, assess and manage human communication disorders across the lifespan (from infants/toddlers to the elderly).


Students enrolled in our graduate program acquire their professional competencies through pertinent educational coursework, clinical practica, and research opportunities.  

Unique to the department is our focus on training bilingual speech-language pathologists and the use of assistive and augmentative communication devices with special populations. Graduates of the department are eligible for the

 1) certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association;

2) licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists; and 

3) advanced licensure by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Careers In This Field
  • Interpreters
  • Physical Therapists
  • Public Interest Advocates
  • Public Interest Lawyers
  • School Psychologists
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Teacher Assistants

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology 
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Language Disorders in Adults 
  • Language Disorders in Children 
  • Dysphagia
  • Diagnostic Methods in Speech/Language Pathology 
  • Early Intervention 
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders 
  • Literacy Development and Communication Disorders 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicant's must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a 3.00 in the last sixty (60) credit hours of study at the undergraduate level.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2249 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2249 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2249 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2249 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    630 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 630 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Communications Disorders
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