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 2 to 2.5 years. 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 Art (M.A.) 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


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.

College Park, 420-29

Phone: (657) 278-5307

Email: ytsao@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.



We no longer admit students for Credential-only Post-bac program. We are currently looking into creating a Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Preparatory Certificate Program, which will take time to be approved by the University. It is anticipated to open the application on October 1, 2023 and close on January 15, 2024 for Fall 2024 admits for this certificate program.

In the meantime, if you are interested in completing Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate major courses to apply to graduate programs, please enroll courses through Open University.Opens in new window

If you have questions regarding the courses to take, please contact the Department Chair at   hseung@fullerton.eduOpens in new window or (657) 278-1002.

M.S. Application


Current M.S. Student