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Communication Disorders, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, MO,
As a student pursuing a Master of Arts in communication disorders at Truman, you form mentor relationships with faculty; collaborate closely with peers and faculty; and explore topics of individual interest through advanced clinical opportunities, research, internships, study abroad, and independent study.


Put theory into practice as a student clinician working with children and adults at the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic which provides speech, language, and hearing assessment and treatment services to clients from throughout northeast Missouri. At Truman, we will help you develop an individualized plan of study to meet ASHA certification requirements. 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.

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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Priority Deadline: Feb. 15
  • 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:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

  • Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities sent to Graduate Office
  • Current Truman undergraduates do not need to submit Truman transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Prompts provided within online application enrollment information
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Only 1 letter of recommendation is required for Accounting applicants
  • OPTIONAL Graduate Teacher/Research Assistantship Application
  • Only applicable for students applying to the Accounting, Education, English and Music graduate programs

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16365 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16365 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9451 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9451 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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.


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