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Communication Sciences and Disorders, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, PA,
ESU’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers students the opportunity to earn a preprofessional degree. Upon completion, students must pursue a master’s degree before gaining employment as a certified speech-language pathologist. Graduates of ESU’s master’s degree program have many employment opportunities.

About

Students are given an education plan upon entering the program; they are assigned an adviser who will assist them throughout their bachelor’s degree program. Students must maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative average and major average.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is housed in Monroe Hall. The Monroe Hall Speech and Hearing Center is a fully operational clinic. It features all of the equipment and accommodations essential to a quality educational program in speech-language pathology. Graduate students are able to gain hands-on experience with people who exhibit various types of communication disorders. The clinic serves people of all ages, infancy through adult, from the surrounding Pocono area, the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey, as well as students and faculty/staff from ESU who are in need of rehabilitation/habilitation services. Monroe Hall has several observable therapy rooms, and all the necessary materials and resources for conducting therapy.

The master's program prepares:

  • Students to take the ETS Praxis Exam in Speech-Language Pathology which is a requirement for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).
  • Students to be eligible for a Pennsylvania license in speech–language pathology.
  • 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.

Accreditation

The Master of Science program in Communication Sciences & Disorders at East Stroudsburg University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 2200 Research Blvd. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Speech Language Development
  • Phonetics
  • Intro Communication Disorders
  • Anatomic & Physiologic Speech
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Speech Science
  • Assistive Technology for the Hard of Hearing
  • Language Disorders & Differences Across the Life Span
  • Articulations and Fluency Disorders

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • 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: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

  •      2.5 overall GPA (3.0 in major)
  •     3 letters of recommendation
  •    A written 'Statement of Intent'

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1013 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1013 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for East Stroudsburg

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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