Communication Sciences and Disorders (M.S.)

The Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program will prepare you for a career in a variety of settings such as schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and private practice. You will complete course work and clinical experiences. Your knowledge and skills acquisition (KASA) will be documented in line with American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification standards.

Program Highlights

  • Offered in two phases to accommodate both students who had clinical experience as an undergrad and those who did not.
  • Eight to 10 graduate assistantships available each year.
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for Minnesota Department of Education and/or Minnesota Department of Health licensure as speech-language pathologists.
  • Students provide diagnostic and therapy services in speech-language pathology and audiology for children and adults through the university's Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic. 
  • Small program atmosphere where students get to know their peers and professors

Program Distinctions

  • The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology {residential} at St. Cloud 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.

  • Students consistently exceed CAA's required completion rate for the Praxis exam. See the Student Achievement Data for pass rates over the past three years. 

Graduate Director

Dr. Rebecca Crowell

Popular Careers

  • School speech-language pathologist
  • Hospital speech-language pathologist
  • Rehabilitation speech-language pathologist
  • Private practice speech-language pathologist

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall January 15 January 15 January 15
Spring N/A N/A N/A
Summer N/A N/A N/A