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Communication Sciences and Disorders, M.Sc.

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The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the East Stroudsburg University helps students to take the ETS Praxis Exam in Speech-Language Pathology which is a requirement for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

About

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the East Stroudsburg University requires students to complete requirements for the Instructional I Certificate (Teacher of the Speech–Language Impaired) in Pennsylvania schools (with the completion of certain education courses, a student teaching semester, and required state testing). The choice of the school certification option may lengthen the students' degree program.

What do speech-language pathologists do?

  • Help individuals with articulation disorders learn how to say speech sounds correctly
  • Assist individuals with voice disorders develop proper control of the vocal and respiratory systems for correct voice production
  • Assist individuals who stutter increase their fluency
  • Help children with language disorders improve language comprehension and production (e.g., grammar, vocabulary, and conversation, and story-telling skills)
  • Assist individuals with aphasia improve comprehension of speech and reading and production of spoken and written language
  • Assist individuals with severe communication disorders with the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, including speech-generating devices (SGDs)
  • Help individuals with speech and language disorders and their communication partners understand the disorders to achieve more effective communication in educational, social, and vocational settings
  • Advise individuals and the community on how to prevent speech and language disorders
  • Help people with Swallowing disorders

Accreditation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Language Disorders Preschool
  • Language Disorders in Adults
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    55-58 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    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:

    560

    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:

    6

    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

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

  • Proof of a completed bachelor’s degree
  • You must have at least a 3.0 in your major course of study
  • You must have at least a 3.0 overall
  • GRE score report (directly sent from ETS)
  • Official transcripts of all college work
  • Graduate College application (on graduate college page)
  • Application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation (form may be found on graduate college page)
  • Statement of professional goals in essay format (1-2 pages)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
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  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
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Living costs for East Stroudsburg

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
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