What will I learn?

The CSULB Speech-Language Pathology M.A. Program is a cohort-based program to be completed in five (5) semesters (Fall and Spring only), which include a semester of school-based internship and a semester of medical/private practice internship.

Students who successfully complete the CSULB SLP master's program are eligible for a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), California State License in Speech-Language Pathology, and California Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential (SLPSC).


The primary purpose of the CSULB SLP M.A. Program is to prepare students as professional speech-language pathologists. The program’s objectives are to provide our students with:

Advanced knowledge in congenital, developmental, acquired, and neurogenic speech, language and communication disorders across the lifespan
Knowledge of procedures and methods for differential diagnosis in speech-language pathology
Competence in implementing evidence-based practice in making ethical clinical decisions
400 direct clinical contact hours working with individuals with various communication and swallowing disorders
On-campus clinical practicum and off-campus internships to develop and refine clinical skills consistent with the defined scope of practice. Internship experience in both school and medical/private practice settings
Competence in working with individuals with different cultural and linguistic backgrounds
Development of cultural competence through graduate coursework, clinical courses, internships, and student exchange program
Coursework and clinical practicum experience for certification as a speech-language pathologist by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
Opportunities to participate in faculty-led or student-led research projects

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (5 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$15,408.00 per year
Start date

22 August 2022


College of Health and Human Services

California State University, Long Beach,

1250 Bellflower Boulevard,



90840, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

To apply, prior to the first semester of graduate enrollment, applicants must have either:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; or
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a discipline other than Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The applicant must have at least 30 semester units (or 45 quarter units) of coursework in speech-language pathology/communication sciences and disorders before enrollment in the graduate program.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-based 550; Internet-based (iBT) 80

IELTS 6.0 each sub-section

Pearson Test of English 58

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


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