Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders leads to careers in speech-language pathology (SLP). SLPs serve persons with communication disorders and promote scientific investigation in the normal and abnormal development and use of communication, speech, language, hearing, and swallowing.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Meets or exceeds the speech-language pathology requirement for Minnesota Department of Education teacher licensure and Department of Health licensure in Minnesota
  • Opportunities for student research
  • Modern clinical and classroom facilities
  • Hybrid format allows flexibility in internship placements.
    • The majority of classes are completed during the first year on campus in Mankato.
    • A small number of courses are taken online along with internships during the second year.

Application Requirements

  • A completed CSDCAS application
  • Transcripts from any post-secondary institution from which you earned credit toward your undergraduate degree. This includes courses for college credit that were taken in high school (e.g., Post-secondary education option-PSEO).
  • Three letters of recommendation (free form letter; no required format)
  • Personal essay/letter of intent (free form; no required format)

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Optional materials include:

  • Resume/CV or other listing of pertinent experiences
  • Application for a Graduate Assistant position

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start February 1 February 1
Spring Start N/A N/A
Summer Start N/A N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Bruce Poburka

Communication Disorders Website