190 South Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The master’s program in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) at Elmhurst College prepares students for rewarding careers as speech-language pathologists in professional settings such as schools, hospitals, clinics, research institutions, private practice and more.
Designed primarily for students with bachelor’s degrees in CSD, the graduate program prepares students for national certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and for state licensure. In addition, students are prepared for employment in the Illinois public school system and endorsed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), provided they have met the requirements for the master’s degree in speech-language pathology and have completed coursework in teaching methods of exceptional children and reading methods.
A Unique Program Format
Students attend classes full time, and most can complete the program in 20 months. The program takes a cohort approach, fostering teamwork skills and strong bonds among classmates.
Prepare with Real-World Experiences
Opportunities abound for clinical experiences in a variety of locations, from public schools to hospitals to rehab facilities to Elmhurst College’s own Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.
Classification: Baccalaureate College—General
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999