Speech-Language Pathology MS program awarded accreditation candidacy

April 26, 2021

The new Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at CSU Monterey Bay has achieved an important milestone toward accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The council recently awarded the program accreditation candidacy for five years from February 2021 to January 2026.

The decision was based on a thorough review of all candidacy materials for the program including the application, site visit report, and the program’s correspondence throughout the review period, a news release said.

The program's inaugural cohort will begin Spring 2022. Applications will be open May 1 to July 1, 2021. The innovative degree program will prepare future practitioners to better serve our local communities through a thorough understanding of human communication and its disorders. By creating a foundation based on evidence-based practices, community partnerships, and innovative technologies, students will become ethically responsible professionals who are prepared to practice in a variety of interdisciplinary settings.

The program will be included in all lists of candidate programs by the CAA. Award of candidacy allows the program to matriculate students into the program as it continues to document compliance with accreditation standards for the duration of the candidacy accreditation cycle.

For more information, visit the program website.