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Masters Program Overview

The MS in Speech-Language Pathology program will prepare students for practice in the field of speech-language pathology. This program will prepare individuals to practice across the entire scope of the field. For more details, see our MS SLP Flyer.

What's New in SLP at CSUSM?

The CSUSM Speech-Language Pathology Department has been awarded a training grant from the Department of Education, Office of Special Education (OSEP). MS SLP admitted students are eligible to apply for this grant. For more information, please view our OSEP Grant Brochure.

Program Goals:

  1. Train students in prevention, assessment and intervention practices
  2. Prepare ethically responsible clinicians to make EBP clinical decisions
  3. Promote wellness in culturally and linguistically diverse populations within our community.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the Graduate students will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of typical and disordered communication and swallowing across the lifespan.
  • Integrate theory, research, and evidence-based principles into prevention, assessment, and intervention practices.
  • Interact and communicate in ways that promote wellness and reflect respect for diversity, collaboration, and ethics.
  • Demonstrate summative knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level practice within the field of speech-language pathology through defense of a culminating experience.

Program At A Glance

  • Cohort based program with a new cohort beginning each Fall
  • 76-unit program designed to be completed in 5 consecutive semesters (including summer term)
  • View the current program course sequence and course descriptions
  • Program prepares students in prevention, assessment, and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan for career readiness across multiple settings
  • Program offers specialty clinics to maximize student exposure to speech-language pathology
  • Includes 400 supervised hours in speech-language pathology in community based practice to prepare participants for their career
  • After successfully completing the program, the candidate will be eligible for state licensure, CTC credentialing and ASHA certification
  • View our Program Statistics
  • View our Speech-Language Pathology on You Tube


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Fall 2018 Admissions Timeline:

  • Application Open: October 1, 2017
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2018
  • Interview Notifications: February 12 - 16, 2018
  • Interview Day (Invitation Only/ Mandatory): March 3, 2018
  • Admissions Notifications: March 5 - 9, 2018
  • Welcome Mixer (Invitation Only/Optional): March 2018
  • Intent to Enroll Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Online Orientation: Mid May 2018
  • Bootcamp/Orientation: Week of August 21 - 25, 2018
  • Fall Semester Start: August 27, 2018

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