Communicative Disorders

California State University Fullerton

24 months
7176 USD/year
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The Master of Arts Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD, department name) provides an outstanding foundation for building a career as a speech-language pathologist. The paramount strength of the Program lies in its full-time and diverse faculty members, who are respected throughout the nation for their expertise in the diagnosis and management of communication disorders. 

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The program has distinctive strengths in its curricula offering all areas of communication disorders required by ASHA (e.g., multicultural issues, autism, augmentative and alternative communication,) elective classes on related issues (e.g., advanced neurological and cognitive disorders, communication and aging, counseling skills in communication disorders), and a wide range of clinics (child, adult, audiology, aural rehabilitation, multicultural, school and medical setting practica).

The CSD Program at Cal State Fullerton also provides benefits through its relationship with the community. We are fortunate to be able to provide to our students a strong association with a large number of hospitals, schools, and clinics in the community. These organizations are closely involved with the university in the education and training of students in CSD. In addition, our program benefits from its association with national agencies that govern the field of CSD.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Neurologic and Clinical Aspects of Speech, Language and Cognition 
  • Seminar in Dysphagia 
  • Seminar in Fluency Disorders 
  • Seminar in Voice Disorders 
  • Seminar in Phonological Disorders 
  • Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Communication 
  • Seminar in Child Language Disorders 
  • Seminar in Neurogenic Speech, Language and Cognitive Disorders 
  • Seminar in Multicultural Issues in Communicative Disorders 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology 
  • Directed Graduate Research 
  • Independent Graduate Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
58 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A background and/or course work completed in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above in the last 60 units of course work is the minimum requirement for application, but successful applicants generally have a GPA in the CSD major that is above 3.7.   
  • A copy of official transcripts from all college-level institutions which the applicant has attended.
  • A letter of intent/personal statement or essay from the applicant

Tuition Fee

  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Non-Resident Tuition Fee - $396.00


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Communicative Disorders
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