M.A. On Campus

Communication Disorders

Truman State University

24 months
17579 USD/year
17579 USD/year
10151 USD/year
Tuition fee
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When you pursue a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders at Truman State University, you form mentor relationships with your professors and explore topics of individual interest through advanced clinical opportunities, research, internships, study abroad, and independent study.


We help you develop an individualized plan of study to meet ASHA certification requirements. For your final semester, you can help choose the location for your full-time, eight-week medical internship and a full-time, eight-week school internship.

Extensive Experience in Clinical Facilities

Put theory into practice as a student clinician working with children and adults at the Speech and Hearing Clinic located on the Truman State University campus. This clinic provides speech, language, and hearing assessment and treatment services to clients from throughout northeast Missouri.

Preparing You for Success

Our Communication Disorders program ensures that you’re well-prepared to meet the rigorous requirements for national certification and Missouri state licensure. Our graduates enjoy a high first-time-pass rate on the NESPA/Praxis national exam and are highly sought after for employment throughout the Midwest.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interprofessional Healthcare Team Experience
  • Counseling, Collaboration and Consultation with Patients and Families of Individuals with Communication Disorders
  • Advanced Speech Pathology
  • High Risk Infants
  • Special Topics: Dysphagia
  • Voice Disorders
  • Diagnosis of Communication Disorders
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Assistive Technology in Communication Disorders 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


46 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application through the Communication Sciences  and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS)
  • Official GRE test scores (sent directly to Graduate Office)
  • Personal Statement (uploaded to CSDCAS)
  • Three letters of recommendation (submit recommender’s information in CSDCAS)
  • Transcripts  from all colleges and universities from which you earned college credit, including high school dual credit (submitted/uploaded through CSDCAS)
  • CMDS Fellowship application (optional – available on the “Questions” tab in CSDCAS application)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17579 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17579 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17579 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17579 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10151 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10151 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kirksville

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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