The Master of Science Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, offered by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, provides an outstanding foundation for building a career as a speech-language pathologist. Expected time of study is 4 semesters plus one or two summer terms. The outstanding strength of the CSD Program at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) lies in its full-time and diverse faculty members, who are respected nationally for their expertise in the diagnosis and management of communication disorders. The program takes pride in offering graduate seminars that are taught by doctoral level faculty. We provide a wide range of clinical practica experience (child, adult, audiology, school and medical setting, transgender voice communication, and augmentative and alternative communication). A multicultural certificate option is available starting in Spring 2021.

The CSD Program at CSUF also provides benefits through its relationship with the community for extended education and practica experience.  We provide our students a strong association with a large number of hospitals, schools, and private practice clinics in the community. We have faculty members who are part of the university-wide Interdisciplinary Practice and Education (IPP/E) in addition to coordinating with the Center for Internships and Community-Engagement (CICE) to integrate service-learning and community-based research into their courses. Our program benefits from its association with national agencies that govern and serve the field.

The Master of Sciences (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology [residential] at California State University, Fullerton 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.



Dr. HyeKyeung Seung

College Park 285-13

Phone: (657) 278-1002

Email: hseung@fullerton.eduOpens in new window



Dr. Rahul Chakraborty.

College Park (CP), 420-24

Phone: (657) 278-3108

Email: rchakraborty@fullerton.edu


The Master of Science 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; and
  • Create an environment where students have opportunities to succeed.

Master's preparatory Certificate program


The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) master’s preparatory certificate is for students with a bachelor’s degree in another major. After successfully completing the certificate, students can apply to a CSD graduate program, which is required for becoming a licensed/ASHA certified speech-language pathologist.

Application to begin this certificate program in Fall 2024 will open on October 1, 2023 and close on January 15, 2024.  You can submit your application in https://calstate.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login 

If you have questions regarding the certificate program, please contact the Department Chair at hseung@fullerton.edu or (657) 278-1002.


M.S. Application


Current M.S. Student