College of Education and Human Services
Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
MS - Communication Sciences & Disorders
The major in Communication Sciences and Disorders leads to the Master of Science degree and provides in-depth course work and practicum experiences designed to provide students a scholarly foundation and expertise in areas of articulation-phonology, infant and child language disorders, voice disorders, craniofacial anomalies, motor speech disorders, stuttering, aural rehabilitation, dysphagia, and aphasia. Advanced training will involve practicum experiences with a diverse population of adults and children, in a minimum of three different practicum settings. The Master's degree is the entry-level degree for employment as a speech-language pathologist and prepares students for the remediation of communication disorders. Successful completion of the program meets current eligibility requirements for the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology, the Commonwealth of Virginia Professional Licensure, and Virginia Department of Education Teacher Licensure with and endorsement in Speech and Language Disorders.
This master's program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology (CAA) and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
International Student Requirements:
Credential evaluation to determine equivalency to U.S. baccalaureate degree and demonstrate proficiency in the English language through the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or International English Language Testing system (IELTS) if English is not the primary language spoken in the household. A minimum score of 570 (paper test) or 80 (Internet test) is required on the TOEFL or a minimum 6.5 on the IELTS for admission. All applicants are expected to meet all admission requirements in order to be considered as we do not grant conditional admits.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 48 to 51
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $386 In-State; $878 Out-of-State USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Remote Town
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999