Master of Arts (M.A.)
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at San Diego State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Speech-Language Pathology M.A. students are admitted only in the Fall term of each year. Undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate preparation in speech, language, and hearing sciences is required in order to be eligible for admission to the M.A. program. The program is 5 semesters (two academic years and the intervening summer) and is offered as a residential (in-person) program only.
The MA program in speech-language pathology is full-time and intensive. Most students do not have jobs while enrolled in the program, and rely instead on financial aid. Some students do hold 5- to 10-hour/week positions, though these are generally on campus. Due to the scheduling and sequencing of the MA courses, we do not allow students to complete the program on a part-time basis.