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Communication Disorders, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NJ,
The Master of Science in Communication Disorders Program (MSCD) at Stockton University has a curriculum designed to prepare program graduates for certification as speech language pathologists by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and for certification as Speech-Language Specialists in the New Jersey Public Schools.


The mission of the Master of Science in Communication Disorders Program is to prepare students for New Jersey Licensure and for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in speech-language pathology, as well as for certification as Speech-Language Specialists by the New Jersey Department of Education; to demonstrate the principles of evidence-based practice; to provide opportunities for continuing education; and to provide direct clinical services to the surrounding community.

All Master's degree candidates must complete 400 clinical hours of supervised clinical experience. Of these 400 hours, 25 must be in supervised observation. Per ASHA certification requirements, at least 325 of the 400 clinical hours must be completed at the graduate level. Students will receive clinical experience both on campus in Stockton's Speech and Hearing Clinic and off campus in various clinical placements. Students will be able to graduate having had a variety of clinical experiences. Students must enroll full-time in the MSCD Program. The requirements are demanding but the outcome is rewarding. 


The Master of Science in Communication Disorders education program in Speech-Language Pathology at Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Neurological Bases of Communication Disorders 
  •  Language Disorders in Young Children 
  •  Advanced Clinical Methods 
  •  Language Disorders in School Aged Children 
  •  Augmentative and Alternative Communication 
  •  Disorders of Phonology 
  •  Diagnostic Methods
  •  Diagnostic Methods Application 
  •  Clinical Audiology for Speech-Language Pathologists 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree
  • Cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework with a grade "C" or better

Tuition Fee

  • International

    961 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 961 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    961 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 961 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    624 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 624 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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