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Communications Disorders, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NC,
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


 The Department of Communication Disorders is fully accredited in the area of speech-language pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    2211 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2211 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2211 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2211 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Durham

  • 990 - 1670 USD/month
    Living Costs

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