Admission into the CSUSM M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program requires meeting
the general admission requirements for graduate studies at CSUSM and these additional
For required forms, more details, or to start your application, see our How To Apply page.
SLP 450 - Diagnostics for Speech Language Pathologists (Formerly titled SLP 260 or
SLP 491 - Neural Correlates in Speech-Language and Swallowing Functions (Formerly SLP 473)
EDUC 380 - Applications in Child and Youth Development (OR PSYC 330)
MATH 142 - Basic Statistics (OR PSYC 220) (Formerly MATH 242)
In accordance with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2014 certification standards (standard IV-A), applicants must have demonstrated knowledge in the following areas through academic coursework. The CSUSM prerequisite courses identified above in BOLD satisfy each of the ASHA coursework requirements.
Interview Day: Candidates may be invited to an on campus interview day as part of the applicantion process. This interview is an opportunity to ensure this program is a good match for the student and vice versa.
How to Obtain a Certificate of Clearance
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How to Satisfy the Basic Skills Requirement
The Basic Skills Requirement may be satisfied in a number of ways. The CBEST is most commonly submitted to meet this requirement. For a list of acceptable options to meet the basic skills requirement, please view Basic Skills Requirement.