M.A. On Campus

Speech-Language Pathology

California State University Long Beach

24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The primary purpose of the Speech-Language Pathology graduate program at California State University Long Beach is to prepare students as professional speech-language pathologists. 


The Speech-Language Pathology program at California State University Long Beach is a cohort program to be completed in 5 semesters which include a semester of school-based internship and a semester of medical/private practice internship.

Students who successfully complete the SLP M.A. program at CSULB are eligible for Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), California State License in Speech-Language Pathology, and California Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential (SLPSC).


The program’s objectives are to provide our students with: 

  • Advanced knowledge in congenital, developmental, acquired, and neurogenic speech, language and communication disorders across the lifespan 
  • Knowledge of procedures and methods for differential diagnosis in speech-language pathology 
  • Competence in implementing evidence-based practice in making ethical clinical decisions    
  • 400 direct clinical contact hours working with individuals with various communication and swallowing disorders
  • On-campus clinical practicum and off-campus internships to develop and refine clinical skills consistent with the defined scope of practice. Internship experience in both school and medical/private practice settings
  • Competence in working with individuals with different cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • Development of cultural competence through graduate coursework, clinical courses, internships, and student exchange program 
  • Coursework and clinical practicum experience for certification as a speech-language pathologist by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) 
  • Opportunities to participate in faculty-led or student-led research projects

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Cognitive-Communication Disorders after Acquired Brain Injury
  • Seminar in Language and Literacy Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents
  • Seminar in Preschool Language Disorders and Speech Sound Disorders
  • Seminar in Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders
  • Seminar in Motor Speech Disorders
  • Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Seminar in Dysphagia
  • Multicultural Clinical Practice: Child-Adolescent Speech and Language Clinic
  • Multicultural Clinical Practice: Adult Acquired Neurogenic Speech and Language Clinic
  • Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Seminar in Voice, Resonance and Fluency Disorders
  • Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


50 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • CV/Resume
  • Department Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
  • Unofficial Transcript(s)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • If you are not a resident of California you must add $396 to the above totals for each unit of credit you take.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 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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