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.
  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 coursework 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 (3 units minimum).
  5. Completion of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST).
Transitional YearUnits
CMSD 514Anatomy of Speech-Hearing Mechanism3
CMSD 515Transcription Phonetics2
CMSD 520Communication across the Life Span3
CMSD 521Language Disorders of Children3
CMSD 522Organic Speech Disorders3
CMSD 529Adult Language Pathology3
CMSD 530Language Science3
CMSD 534Speech Sound Disorders in Children3
CMSD 536Speech and Hearing Science3
CMSD 537Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology3
CMSD 538Diagnostic Methods in Speech-Language Pathology3
CMSD 539Introduction to Audiology3
CMSD 547Autism Spectrum Disorders2
CMSD 548Disorders of Fluency2
CMSD 549Voice Disorders2
CMSD 577Bilingualism and Biculturalism2
First Year
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 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 5883Educational Fieldwork II8
CMSD 597Fieldwork II8
CMSD 687A or 687B2Seminar: Open Seminar4
CMSD 697Research1
REL_ 5__ (Graduate-level religion elective)3
 Total Units: 115

Choose one course


One unit each time seminar is taken


Fulfills service learning requirement

Normal time to complete the program

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