M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Disorders

Texas State University

24 months
765 USD/credit 13770 USD/year
765 USD/credit 13770 USD/year
357 USD/credit 6426 USD/year
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Students of the Communication Disorders programme from Texas State University develop the knowledge and skills essential for competent, evidence-based practice in the field of communication disorders.


The Department of Communication Disorders is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and clinical practice in speech-language pathology and audiology. With a commitment to innovative instruction, expansion of knowledge, and community-based collaboration, the department creates a vibrant and supportive learning community that engages and inspires students, faculty, staff, and clients. Advanced clinical and educational training, grounded in evidence-based practice (EBP) and practice-based evidence (PBE), prepares students to serve individuals with communication disorders and their families in an ethical and culturally competent manner.

Career Options

Graduates from Communication Disorders programme at Texas State University are comprehensively prepared to enter today’s workforce or competitive Ph.D. programs. The cognate specialty programs provide student clinicians with highly sought-after clinical, interpersonal, and culturally competent skill sets essential in the field of communication disorders. Entry-level speech-language pathologists are highly prepared to succeed in medically-based or school-based settings, providing services to individuals across the lifespan.

Programme Structure

  • The department offers two master’s degrees. The master of science in communication disorders (M.S.C.D.) requires 36 semester credit hours, with hours in both the major and a cognate as well as a clinical practicum each semester. 
  • Cognate choices include neurogenics, voice and swallowing (NVS), bilingual and multicultural, fluency, autism spectrum disorders, and versatility in practice. 
  • The program takes two years to complete, including a very full summer semester. Students who opt for study abroad will spend two weeks overseas during the summer.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee or
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree in communication disorders from a regionally accredited university. A competitive leveling program is available if you do not have the required degree.
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted. If you have not yet graduated with your bachelor's degree, you must submit a transcript with fall grades. 
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your undergraduate communication disorders courses

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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