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Master of Science in Communication Disorders & Sciences / Speech-Language Pathology

Program Details

CSU – Northridge offers a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders with a specialization in Speech-Language Pathology degree. Students will learn skills to assist children and adults with various communication disorders and help improve the field.


The program requires that students complete a minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised practicum, of which at least 375 hours must be in direct client/patient contact and 25 in clinical observation.

  • Completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences/Speech-Language Pathology
  • For students with an undergraduate degree in another field, you must have completed 10 prerequisite courses listed on the school's site
  • The applicant must have demonstrated knowledge of the biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and the social/behavioral sciences
  • The university requires a minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA; however, in order to have a competitive application, a GPA of 3.5 or above in CDS coursework is advised

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission