Communication Sciences — M.S. (Transitional)

Students who have been accepted into the transitional Master of Science degree curriculum are already recognized as academic achievers.

Expectations for these students are high. Candidates for the master's degree are expected to:

  1. Meet academic and professional standards of excellence.
  2. Exhibit the highest quality of work in the classroom and the clinic and as a graduate assistant.
  3. Demonstrate excellence in follow through, completing all assignments and commitments in the agreed-upon time frame.
  4. Show initiative and support for volunteer and extracurricular professional/student organizations.
  5. Exhibit interaction and personal qualities consistent with professionalism.

In addition to courses, degree requirements include:

  1. Minimum of one quarter in residence as a graduate student.
  2. Minimum G.P.A. of 3.3 for foundational course work during the first year.
  3. Minimum G.P.A. of B (3.0), with no course grade below C (2.0), for years two (2) and three (3) of the master's degree program; a minimum of 45 quarter units of foundational courses, including the following completed during the first year.
  4. Religion (three units minimum).
  5. Completion of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST).
Transitional YearUnits
CMSD 514Anatomy of Speech-Hearing Mechanism4
CMSD 515Transcription Phonetics3
CMSD 520Communication across the Lifespan4
CMSD 521Language Disorders of Children4
CMSD 522Organic Speech Disorders4
CMSD 529Adult Language Pathology4
CMSD 533Language Science4
CMSD 534Speech Sound Disorders in Children4
CMSD 537Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology4
CMSD 538Diagnostic Methods in Speech-Language Pathology4
CMSD 539Introduction to Audiology4
CMSD 577Bilingualism and Biculturalism3
First Year
CMSD 511Graduate Portfolio I2
CMSD 516Speech and Hearing Science3
CMSD 523Seminar in Early Childhood Language Disorders3
CMSD 525Seminar in School-Aged Child Language Disorders3
CMSD 554Swallowing Disorders3
CMSD 567Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Advanced2
CMSD 575Instrumentation in Speech and Hearing I1
CMSD 586Educational Fieldwork I1
CMSD 596Medical Fieldwork I1
CMSD 598Research Methods and Professional Literature in Communication Sciences and Disorders3
CMSD 679Seminar: Motor Speech Disorders/Augmentative Communication3
CMSD 682Seminar: Traumatic Brain Injury3
CMSD 684Seminar: Adult Language Disorders3
CMSD 685Seminar: Stuttering3
CMSD 688Seminar: Speech Sound Disorders - Advanced3
Second Year
CMSD 567, 586, or 5961Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Advanced1
CMSD 512Graduate Portfolio II1
CMSD 535Voice Disorders3
CMSD 545Issues in School Speech-Language Pathology3
CMSD 564Seminar: Aural Rehabilitation and Cochlear Implants/Hearing Aids3
CMSD 576Instrumentation in Speech and Hearing II1
CMSD 587Counseling in Communication Disorders3
CMSD 588Educational Fieldwork II8
CMSD 597Medical Fieldwork II8
CMSD 6872Seminar: Open Seminar4
CMSD 697Research1
REL_ 5__ (Graduate-level religion elective)3
 Total Units: 122

Normal time to complete the program

Three (3) years, 11 academic quarters; full-time enrollment required