M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Disorders and Sciences

24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Communication Disorders and Sciences program at Southern Illinois University prepares you to become a nationally certified speech-language pathologist. A speech-language pathologist is a professional specializing in the prevention, identification, and treatment of communication disorders.


Key Features

Speech-language pathologists are employed in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and private practice. The CDS program at SIU Carbondale is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), part of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

The Communication Disorders and Sciences program at Southern Illinois University is designed to be a five-semester program including two semesters of clinical internship. Our students excel at passing the Praxis exam, a national exam necessary for ASHA certification, and have very high job placement. We promote collaboration between our faculty and students enabling students to actively engage with faculty through clinical, research, and mentorship experiences. Please choose a link below to learn more about the CDS program at SIU.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Central Auditory Processing
  • Medical Speech-Language Pathology
  • Counseling Interventions in Communication Disorders
  • Research Design in Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Phonological Acquisition
  • Language Disorders
  • Stuttering: Behavior Assessment and Therapy
  • Voice Disorders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 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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