The online Master of Science in Communicative Disorders degree at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a 41-month program that prepares students to go into the field of speech-language pathology. A clinical practicum and externship are also part of the program, and online students are placed at sites near their communities. A total of 63 semester units are required,... and include coursework and clinical practicum. This online master’s in speech pathology prepares students for licensure to practice as speech pathologists in medical and rehab facilities, private practices, and schools. It fulfills the requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification.
This online program, delivered through Canvas, is in a cohort format for optimum interaction with faculty and fellow students. Students can be eligible for financial aid, including loans, grants, and scholarships. Special benefits are available for veterans and other special groups. Students have the option to transfer 75 clocked hours of clinical practica if the student has already completed these hours at CSUN or another accredited university. The online speech pathology programs at CSUN are taught by faculty members who possess real-world experience in the speech pathology field.
To apply, students submit an online application. Students have access to the myNorthridge Portal, where they can access campus resources online. The portal offers degree road maps to help students plan their education.