Elmhurst College

Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders


190 South Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.


Elmhurst College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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