Speech-Language Pathology MS

Speech-Language Pathology MS

Designed to train competent, culturally sensitive speech-language pathologists who can apply research in clinical practice. Applicants are required to complete the MS degree in order to earn the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential (SLPSC).

We provide a multitude of academic and clinical experiences for our students under the direction of skilled teachers, clinical researchers and supervisors both on and off campus. The development of clinical skills requires academic knowledge, the ability to understand and engage in research, and sensitivity to our clients' needs, values and cultures. Our program curriculum includes all academic and clinical experiences necessary for ASHA (American Speech, Language and Hearing Association) certification; the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential, and the State of California license to practice speech-language pathology.

Program Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution posted by the time student enters program

  • Concurrent application to the Communicative Disorders MS program and the SLPSC program

  • Completion of at least 6 undergraduate courses in Communicative Disorders and 9 courses prior to admission

  • 3.0 GPA overall in baccalaureate coursework

  • Written English Proficiency (WEP)

  • Basic Skills requirement

  • Certificate of Clearance (COC) Fingerprint requirement

  • The applicant must have demonstrated knowledge, through the completion of coursework that is specific to the biological sciences, physical sciences (either physics or chemistry), statistics, and the social/behavioral sciences.

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