Speech Pathology

Degree Requirements for Communication Disorders and Sciences

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Our Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology ensures that all graduates meet the academic and clinical hour requirements for ASHA certification, for New York State licensure, and for Initial Certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). This is a two-year program that requires attendance for five consecutive semesters: Fall--Spring--Summer--Fall--Spring.

Curriculum Documents

To be considered for graduate admission, an applicant must have:

  • a communication disorders and sciences bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a non-CDS discipline will be considered if they have earned a minimum of 18 credit hours in communication disorders and sciences courses, to include: at least 9 credit hours related to the normal development of the sciences related to speech, language, and hearing; 6 credit hours in speech-language disorders, and; 3 credit hours in audiology. Our department offers those courses that enable a candidate to become eligible:
    • CDS 150 Introduction to Communication Disorders
      CDS 250 Speech and Language Development
      CDS 268 Phonetics
      CDS 310 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
      CDS 316 Speech Science
      CDS 322 Hearing Problems and Tests
  • a minimum grade point averages of 3.0 overall in and within CDS coursework
  • three-credit courses in statistics, psychology, biology, and physics or chemistry
  • submitted a completed graduate application and supporting documents via CSDCAS by the established deadline

Our program is happy to host your visit. Contact CDS Graduate Advisor Tim Overbeck (overbeck@fredonia.edu) to schedule your tour.

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