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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.

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


CAA logoMailing Address:
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 2020 Admissions Timeline:

  • Application Opens Mid October 2019
  • Application Deadline: January 3, 2020
  • Interview Notifications: Mid February 2020
  • Interview Day (Invitation Only/ Mandatory): Last week of Feb 2020
  • Admissions Notifications: first week of Mar 2020
  • Welcome Mixer (Invitation Only/Optional): 3rd week of Mar 2020
  • Intent to Enroll Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
  • Online Orientation: Mid May 2020
  • Bootcamp/Orientation: Week of August 25 - 28, 2020
  • Fall Semester Start: August 31, 2020

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