Communication Sciences — M.S.

Students who have been accepted into the Master of Science degree curriculum in communication sciences and disorders 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 B (3.0), with no course grade below C (2.0).
  3. Religion (3 units minimum).
  4. Completion of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST).
First Year
Units
CMSD 511Graduate Portfolio I2
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, Advanced1
CMSD 575Instrumentation in Speech and Hearing1
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 II1
CMSD 587Counseling in Communication Disorders3
CMSD 588Educational Fieldwork II8
CMSD 597Medical Fieldwork II8
CMSD 6872Seminar: Open Seminar4
CMSD 697Research1
REL_ 5__3
 Total Units: 72
1

 Choose one course

2

 One unit each time seminar is taken

Normal time to complete the program

2 years (7 academic quarters) — full-time enrollment required