B.S. Program Information
The Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate curriculum emphasizes preparation in basic communication sciences, normal development of communication, communication differences and disorders, and clinical interventions. The goal of the B.S. degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is to provide speech-language pathology students with a solid knowledge base on which to build their professional skills.
Admission to the B.S. program
Students can be admitted to the CSD major after they have completed 9-12 credits of CSD coursework and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a CSD advisor as early as possible to discuss their plan of study.
- Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Faculty
- Details on the Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) Undergraduate Programs
- For a complete listing all courses visit the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
M.S. Program Information
Our Master’s degree curriculum prepares students to diagnose and treat individuals with communication differences and disorders in an independent, professional manner with a variety of clinical settings.
Why complete your graduate degree in CSD at SCSU?
- 100% employment for all our graduate students in the last five years
- Full-time educational and medical internships in the final semester of the graduate program
- Five to ten departmental scholarships awarded each year, in addition to 9 GA positions
- Multiple off-campus clinical practicum opportunities in pediatric and adult/geriatric settings
- Small department with low student-faculty ratio, easy access to faculty, nurturing and supportive environment.
- Look at the CSD graduate data (pdf)
Admission to our M.S. program
According to the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in the last 5 years, admission into graduate programs in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) has been very competitive. Our department grants admission to approximately 15 students each academic year.
materials to our Graduate program are available at:
The deadline for graduate applications is February 1st.
Where do I apply for Graduate Assistantships?
- Graduate Assistantships (GA) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) are awarded based on merit. Typically each year, 8 to 10 half time graduate assistantship positions are available (contingent upon the funding received from the state). You will be notified, if you are awarded the GA position when you are accepted into the program. Hence there is no need to apply for a GA position in the CSD program.
- You may apply for GA positions on campus outside the CSD department. To find University wide GA positions go to http://www.stcloudstate.edu/graduatestudies/ga/students/default.asp and look under “Graduate Assistantship Application” and follow the directions.