M.A. IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (degree name)

The Master of Arts Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD, department name) provides an outstanding foundation for building a career as a speech-language pathologist. The paramount strength of the CSD Program at Cal State Fullerton lies in its full-time and diverse faculty members, who are respected throughout the nation for their expertise in the diagnosis and management of communication disorders. The program has distinctive strengths in its curricula offering all areas of communication disorders required by ASHA (e.g., multicultural issues, autism, augmentative and alternative communication,) elective classes on related issues (e.g., advanced neurological and cognitive disorders, communication and aging, counseling skills in communication disorders), and a wide range of clinics (child, adult, audiology, aural rehabilitation, multicultural, school and medical setting practica) 

The CSD Program at Cal State Fullerton also provides benefits through its relationship with the community. We are fortunate to be able to provide to our students a strong association with a large number of hospitals, schools, and clinics in the community. These organizations are closely involved with the university in the education and training of students in CSD. In addition, our program benefits from its association with national agencies that govern the field of CSD.

We are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, Phone: (800) 498-2071; Website: caa.asha.org. Each of these indicators of quality provides assurance that Cal State Fullerton can provide the education that students need to meet the complex demands of being a speech-language pathologist in the 21st century.

CHAIR AND LOCATION

DEPARTMENT CHAIR 

Dr. HyeKyeung Seung

College Park 425-1

Phone: (657) 278-7602

Email: hseung@fullerton.edu

For additional information on the graduate program, an application, or to check the status of an application, please contact the graduate advisor Dr. Ying Chiao Tsao.

Objectives

The Master of Arts in Communication Sciences Disorders (CSD) is designed to:

  • Ensure the pre-eminence of learning by addressing the knowledge and skill areas delineated in the appropriate ASHA Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology;
  • Provide a high quality program by ongoing identification of the most appropriate student learning outcomes;
  • Incorporate formative and summative assessment instruments to evaluate student achievement;
  • Create an environment where students have opportunities to succeed;

Strengthen institutional and community agency collaboration through expanded clinical site connections and educational partnerships.

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