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graduate programCommunication Sciences & Disorders M.S.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program offers a unique education opportunity. This degree allows you to pursue a career in speech-language pathology.

Because of our location, you will receive excellent clinical experience. Our faculty's commitment to you will give you an exceptional learning environment.

Our cohorts of 30-32 students begin in the Fall semester. They receive individual attention and work together through the year.

Students receive an intensive field-based education that prepares them to:

  • Implement best practices in the profession
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and clients
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals who serve individuals with communication disorders and their families
  • Pursue opportunities for advanced degrees

Our faculty's commitment to your studies means that as a graduate of the CSD program, you will be sought and valued by schools, hospitals and rehabilitation programs throughout the state and region. In the classroom, you will be engaged in learning through lectures, discussion, small group activities, hands-on experiences, readings, individual assignments and group projects.
Clinical practicum consists of three semesters of on-campus experience in the Georgia State Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and two semesters of off-campus practicum. In the third semester of on-campus practicum, you participate in a “specialty internship” at an off-campus facility, typically one day a week throughout the semester.

During off-campus internships, you are placed at a school and an adult medical setting for one semester, respectively. Internships are full-time, Monday - Friday throughout the entire semester.

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
  • GPA ≥ 3.0
  • Interested in working with people who have communication and swallowing disorders in schools, medical settings and private practice
  • Ability to be a full-time student

  • A minimum of 63 semester hours is required with a CSD bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 90 semester hours is required without a CSD bachelor's degree
  • 63 semester hours = 6 semesters or 2 years
  • 90 semester hours = 9 semesters or 3 years

The master’s degree (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Georgia State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301- 296-5700. For more information, visit the website at http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/AboutCAA/.

CSD graduates are employed in a variety of settings including public schools, private schools, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals.

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