The M.A. Program in Speech-Language Pathology prepares students as entry-level speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Students who complete the M.A. program will be eligible for national certification through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, licensure from the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensers Board, and teaching credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Our program is designed to train SLPs to work in any setting, including public schools, hospitals, and private practices. All students will complete 3 semester of clinical training in the SDSU Speech-Language Clinic. The final two semesters will comprise of one externship in a public school and one externship in a setting with adolescents and/or adults (e.g., acute care hospital, military hospital, high school, private practice, skilled nursing facility). 

Students who have an interest in working with bilingual clients are encouraged to apply to the concentration in bilingualism after being admitted to the M.A. program. Students are required to pass a language proficiency test in a language other than English. In addition to the coursework required for the M.A. program, students in the Concentration in Bilingualism will be required to complete 6 additional units of coursework in the area of bilingualism/multilingualism. Students who are proficient in Spanish, also have the option to complete the Bilingual Certificate which includes the 100 clinical contact hours with bilingual Spanish-English clients and their families. 

The M.A. program spans 5 semesters, including 1 summer semester between the first and second year of the program. Students complete both academic classes and clinical rotations in each semester of the program.

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SDSU Speech Language and Hearing

SDSU Speech Language and Hearing
5245 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1518