CSUN is among the nation’s leading educators of professionals in the field of communication disorders and sciences (CDS). Alumni with graduate degrees find varied career opportunities nationwide as audiologists and speech-language pathologists who serve the needs of communicatively disabled people at all stages of life. Approximately 20 percent of the audiologists educated and licensed in the state of California are CSUN alumni as are approximately 10 percent of the speech-language pathologists.

CSUN, through the Tseng College in collaboration with the College of Health and Human Development, offers three types of programs in this field.

Communicative Disorders, M.S.

Completion of this online master’s degree program enables graduates to satisfy the academic requirements for 1) license to practice in medical, rehabilitative or private-practice settings in all states; 2) educational credentials for employment in public schools in all states; and 3) professional certification by the Council for Clinical Certification of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Certificate of Preparation for Advanced Studies in Communication Disorders and Sciences

This two-year program enables those whose bachelor’s degrees are in fields other than CDS or SLP to satisfy the course requirements for admission to CSUN’s CDS master’s degree program.

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Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Fieldwork Experience, Certificate of Advanced Professional Development

This 12-week program is for those with bachelor’s degrees in CDS or SLP who wish to become licensed SLPAs in California without earning a master’s degree in these fields.

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