What will I learn?

The goal of the undergraduate program of the Department of the Communication Sciences and Disorders is to facilitate an understanding of normal human communication processes and communication disorders. These disorders can develop in children or occur later in life.

Communication is defined as the sharing of needs, experiences, ideas, thoughts, and feelings with other people through modalities such as talking, listening, writing, reading, and nonverbal means. Undergraduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders begin by learning the scientific foundations of the normal processes of communication. This scientific basis is followed by an introduction to the disorders that can occur in speech, language, and hearing in children and adults.

Which department am I in?

Worcester State University

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$7,050.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street,



01602, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Student must complete a minimum of 17 college-preparatory courses (each course is equivalent to a year-long high school class) as outlined in the table below to be eligible for admission: English - 4 courses; Mathematics - 4 courses (Algebra I & II and Geometry or Trigonometry, or comparable course work) including mathematics during the final year of high school; Sciences - 3 courses (laboratory-based, including natural/physical sciences or technology/engineering); Social Sciences - 2 courses (including U.S history); Foreign Languages - 2 courses (in a single language); Electives - 2 courses.

Adequate Test of English Language Proficiency: This is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. It can be accomplished by submitting results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (minimum required score: 71) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (minimum required score: 6.0).

Additional Accepted English Proficiency Exams: Pearson PTE (minimum required score: 50), DAAD (minimum required score: B2), EIKEN (minimum required score: Pre-1), and iTEP (minimum required score: 3.5).

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average: We require a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA from the last institution you attended.

The application deadline for Fall Semester (September entrance) is Apr 01. No international applicants will be considered for the spring (January entrance) unless: You are currently enrolled in an ESL program in the U.S; You are currently attending a U.S. college or university; You currently have a visa status that legally allows you to change to F-1; You were accepted for a previous semester, but deferred attendance due to being refused a visa.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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