M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Rockhurst University

24 months
918 USD/credit 22032 USD/year
918 USD/credit 22032 USD/year
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Rockhurst University's Communication Sciences and Disorders program is known for preparing compassionate, knowledgeable clinicians in speech-language pathology.


Here, you'll obtain the skills necessary to provide therapy services to children and adults who exhibit a wide range of communication disorders.

If you’re looking to become a leader in the field of speech-language pathology, look no further than the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Rockhurst University. Through community based clinical practicum experiences, service learning opportunities, and a curriculum emphasizing ethics, you’ll become a well-rounded clinician with a true passion for helping others.

By mixing work in and out of the classroom, our program will prepare you to offer speech-language services in a variety of facilities and settings. Full time students complete the program in two years, while part-time students complete in approximately three years.

What to Expect as a Speech-Language Pathology Student

  • Community-based practicum experiences that provide you with valuable, real-world training in speech-language pathology
  • Variety of electives, allowing you to foster individual or special interests
  • Curriculum that emphasizes ethics and values in line with RU’s Jesuit mission, specifically in developing students to be sensitive and grounded when serving others
  • Close interaction with faculty and multiple mentoring relationships

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Articulation and phonological disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Voice and resonance disorders
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Cognitive communication disorders in adults
  • Language disorders in children birth to age five

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application via CSDCAS
  • ​Complete an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from an accredited college or university
  • Achieve a required minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale and a 3.00 or better in the undergraduate major.
  • Send official transcripts directly to CSDCAS from all colleges and universities attended.  No paper transcripts will be accepted.
  • Submit your completed written essay directly to CSDCAS
  • Submit three references to CSDCAS. No paper references will be accepted.
  • Complete the GRE. Please send your scores to Rockhurst CSDCAS (the code is 7406)
  • A personal interview with the CSD faculty may be required
  • International students applying from a non-English speaking country:  Submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (internet based) directly to Rockhurst University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 918 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 918 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Kansas City

980 - 1596 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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