Master of Science in Communication Disorders & Sciences / Speech-Language Pathology
California State University-Northridge

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Communication Disorders & Sciences with a specialization in Speech-Language Pathology teaches students the skills to assist children and adults with various communication disorders and to help improve the field.  Courses include Advanced Study of Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children, Neurogenic Disorders of Cognition and Language, Structural and Neurogenic Speech Disorders, and Voice and Disorders of Voice.


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

Special Accreditation

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA-ASHA)

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission