M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Sciences and Disorders

California State University Sacramento

24 months
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Employment as a Speech-Language Pathologist in California requires both a Communication Sciences and Disorders Master's degree and a credential or license offered by the California State University Sacramento.


Completion of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Master's degree at the California State University Sacramento provides the training necessary for students to qualify for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, the California State License in Speech-Language Pathologist and the California Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential. 


  • The Department also prepares students to apply for the Special Class Authorization, an extension of the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential, required to teach a classroom of students with primary disabilities in the area of speech and language impairment (Other experiences and exams are also required; these will be described below under "Additional Information").

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Advanced Seminar in Child Language Disorders
  • Methods: Speech Disorders 
  • Practice: Speech Disorders 
  • Practice: Hearing Screenings
  • Culminating Experience: Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or its approved equivalent.
  • Students must understand that admission preference is given to students whose undergraduate curriculum is equivalent to Sacramento State’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Curriculum.
  • Students must have completed the required major prerequisite coursework as delineated in the Undergraduate Program Catalog description for Communication Sciences and Disorders at Sacramento State before beginning graduate-level coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders. [Pre-requisites: CHAD 30, PSYC 2, Statistics, DEAF 51, or their equivalents].
  • Students must have completed one university-level biological science course and one university-level course covering the basic principles of either physics or chemistry.
  • Students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 and a 3.00 GPA in the major.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 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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