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.
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.
- 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.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- 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
International13770 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
National13770 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State6426 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 24 months.
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