24 months
39248 USD/year
23082 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The goals of the program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pennsylvania State University are to train professionals to conduct research and be consumers of research in communication sciences and disorders and to prepare competent professionals to habilitate and rehabilitate individuals who have speech, language, and/or hearing problems. 


The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Pennsylvania State University also serves to provide students in other curricula at Penn State with orientation toward and information about communication sciences and disorders.


Facilities for student training and research include in-house clinical therapy and diagnostic services, laboratories in speech science and audiology, and affiliated schools and clinics. The program enjoys academic, research, and clinical relationships with a number of related programs at Penn State and draws upon academic work from related areas as part of the graduate training in communication sciences and disorders. Preparation is given for school and professional certifications and licensure. 

The CSD academic program is accredited by the Council of Academic Affairs of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Master's-level graduate study requires a full-time externship experience, ordinarily occurring during the final semester of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Physiologic and Acoustic Issues in Speech Science
  • Phonological Disabilities
  • The Voice and Its Disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Craniofacial Anomalies: Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
  • Neuromotor Disorders of Speech
  • Language Disorders in Adults
  • Language Disorders in Children
  • Assessment and Intervention in Agumentative and Alternative Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


50 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are required for admission.
  • Approximately 35 credits are required for admission, distributed among speech pathology, audiology, speech science, education, and psychology, and including a course in statistics.
  • Students with a 3.00 junior/senior average (on a 4.00 scale) and with appropriate course backgrounds will be considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

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    39248 USD/year
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  • National

    23082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 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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