M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Disorders - Speech Language Pathology

24 months
20756 USD/year
20756 USD/year
8058 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders - Speech Language Pathology at Southern Connecticut State University prepares students to practice in public and private schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and private practice as speech-language pathologists.


The educational program includes instruction in a broad array of diagnostic and treatment paradigms as well as supervised hands-on experience in the department's unique Center for Communication Disorders and at selected off-campus sites including schools and hospitals.

The Master of Science program in Communication Disorders - Speech Language Pathology at Southern Connecticut State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 220 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The current accreditation cycle expires in November 2026.

Graduates with Communication Disorders - Speech Language Pathology from Southern Connecticut State University will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: normal developmental processes; hearing science; speech science; diagnostic audiology; rehabilitative audiology; research in the field of communication disorders; diagnostic and remedial principles in communication disorders; learning theory; cognitive development; dysphagia; literacy. This professional competence is demonstrated through successful completion of the ASHA Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) requirements.
  • demonstrate knowledge of research findings and an interest in continuing education in order to develop and maintain clinical competencies to meet the needs of the speech-language-hearing impaired individual.  This is demonstrated through completion of the Competency-Based Evaluation for Clinical Practicum and successful completion of the 605 capstone project or a thesis.
  • demonstrate skills in goal setting, evaluation, interpersonal management, counseling, and professional report writing. This is demonstrated through the successful generalization of knowledge and skills as assessed by clinical instructors incidentally and through completion of the Competency-Based Evaluation for Clinical Practicum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Instrumentation Techniques for Medical Speech Pathology 

  • Augmentative & Alternative communication 

  • Topics in Medical Speech-Language Pathology

  • Developmental Disabilities 

  • Literacy for the SLP 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders 

  • Counseling & Guidance Procedure in Speech & Hearing 

  • Educational Audiology 

  • Central Audiology Processing Disorders in Children

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 SCH
  • 63-66


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. 
  • A resume, no more than 2 pages. See details in the CSDCAS portal.
  • A 250-300 word well-written essay. See prompt in the CSDCAS portal.
  • A brief, 2 minute video essay. See prompt in the CSDCAS portal.
  • Three letters of recommendation (LORs). Chosen recommenders should be able to speak to the applicant's potential for success as a graduate student, as a professional in the field of speech-language pathology, or both. Faculty and/or direct supervisors of work in a related field with whom you have an established relationship are good choices for appropriate recommenders. Please be advised that if you choose to submit more than three letters of recommendation, the Admission’s Committee will only review the first three LORs listed in your application.
  • Foreign transcripts from WES. (International students only). 
  • GRE scores are not required. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8058 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4029 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 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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