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Speech-Language Pathology, M.A.

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University rank #601 (WUR) , CA,
The department maintains a language, speech and hearing clinic to serve as a clinical and research laboratory on campus for both graduate and undergraduate students. Field placements are available in local hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, language/speech/hearing clinics, and public schools.


The Speech-Language Pathology Department provides undergraduate coursework for students planning careers in speech-language pathology or audiology. Departmental majors may complete work leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Students who earn the Master's degree qualify for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential from the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing, and the State of California Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology. Students pursuing the B.A. degree may qualify for State of California Licensure as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.


The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at CSULB is fully accredited, by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Across the Lifespan
  •  Seminar in School-Age Language Disorders: Grade 1 through High School 
  •  Seminar in Preschool Language Disorders: 0-5 Years
  • Seminar in Language Disorders in Adults 
  • Seminar in Motor Speech Disorders and Fluency Disorders 
  •  Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • Seminar in Dysphagia
  • Child-Adolescent Speech and Language Clinic
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • Adult Speech and Language Clinic 
  • Clinical Practice with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Clients 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in communicative disorders, speech-language pathology, speech and hearing sciences, etc.; or
  •  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a discipline other than Speech-Language Pathology. The applicant must have at least 30 units of course work in speech-language pathology/communicative disorders as a matriculated student in an undergraduate program or master’s preparatory program from a university with accreditation from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) before enrollment in the graduate program.

Tuition Fee

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    3984 USD/semester
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    3984 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    3588 USD/semester
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Living costs for Long Beach

  • 1400 - 2000 USD/month
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