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Residential Master's Program Overview

The Residential MS in Speech-Language Pathology program prepares students for practice in the field of speech-language pathology. The Residential program is a traditional full-time live program.

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.

Programs At A Glance

Full-Time live modality:

      • Cohort based program with a new cohort beginning each Fall
      • 76-unit program (View course descriptions)
        • Residential full-time option designed to be completed in 5 consecutive semesters (including summer term). View the current Residential full-time program course sequence.
        • Residential full-time students can be expected to be in classes and clinic Monday - Friday during typical working hours. Some exclusions may apply to evenings and weekends on rare occasions.
      • 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 a minimum of 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 have met the academic requirements to be eligible for a temporary California state SLP license and a preliminary CTC SLP Services credential. Candidates will also have met the academic requirements towards ASHA membership and certification.

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SLP Department
CSU San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096

Office Hours and Location:
8:30am - 5:00pm (Mon - Fri)
Extended Learning Building , Suite 649


Fall 2025 Admissions Timeline:

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  • Welcome Mixer (Invitation Only/Optional):
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  • Intent to Enroll Deadline:
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  • Online Orientation:
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  • Bootcamp/Orientation: 
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  • Fall Semester Start:
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