M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Georgia Southern University

24 months
13260 USD/year
13260 USD/year
3324 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Communication Sciences and Disorders program of the Georgia Southern University provides students with the knowledge and skills to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.


Key Features

Evidenced-focused, team-orientated, problem-based instruction prepares graduates to enter the workforce as clinical fellowship-ready speech-language pathologists. Graduates of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program of the Georgia Southern University are also prepared to pursue the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). The degree includes a total of 54 semester hours of academic coursework and clinical practica.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and principles necessary for prevention, evaluation, and treatment of communication impairments across the lifespan
  • Analyze factors important to diagnosis and treatment plan development
  • Document and effectively communicate their findings to the clients, their families and other professionals
  • Meet legal and professional standards of competence and ethics
  • Employ active learning methods that encourage self-reliance and promote continuous professional development
  • Integrate theoretical knowledge and therapeutic competencies through group discussions, laboratories, and clinical practice
  • Demonstrate the highest qualities of character and ethical behavior as well as the knowledge, skills, and disposition that support scholarship, professionalism, technology, and diversity
  • Demonstrate clinical skill in supervised practicum settings and document the minimum of 400 clinical clock hours with a variety of populations as described by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for the Certificate of Clinical Competency 

Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders
  • Cognitive and Linguistic Foundations of Language
  • Professional and Ethical Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Neuroanatomy and Physiology
  • Language Disorders in Early Childhood
  • Language Disorders Early Child

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


57 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
145 (verbal)
141 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

Immunizations and physical exams as required of all Georgia Southern University students

Applicants must complete the requirements for a baccalaureate degree in speech-language pathology from a regionally accredited institution

GPA of 3.0

GRE scores

Documentation of the following after admission and prior to enrollment: 

  • Completion of 25 clinical observation hours as mandated by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Clear background check and negative drug screen
  • First aid/CPR certification by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association
  • Negative TB PPD skin test within thirty (30) days of enrollment
  • Final transcript(s) documenting all required coursework and conferral of baccalaureate degree

Three (3) Completed CSDCAS Reference Forms

Personal Statement

Essential Skills Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6630 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    13260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6630 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    3324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1662 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Statesboro

900 - 1400 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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