College of Education

Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology

Frequently Asked Questions

  • CSUMB will be offering a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.

  • The first cohort will start Spring 2022. We will also have a second cohort starting in Fall 2022.

  • The program costs $650 per unit. There are 77 units in the program for a total cost of $50,050*.

    *Cost is subject to change.

  • Students are not required to have their undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology. However, students with an undergraduate degree from another discipline are required to complete prerequisite or leveling courses.

  • The minimum GPA is 3.0 for the undergraduate degree. A minimum of 3.0 is also required in Speech-Language Pathology coursework. All of our applicants must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. The transcript from the college of where you received your Bachelor's degree will note your degree and the date you received it.

  • Practicum or fieldwork experiences are essential to the SLP program. Most of the practicum experiences will occur with our community partners out in the field. Practicum experiences will take place in a variety of settings to provide students with a diverse experience. There will be some onsite opportunities, but there will not be an onsite clinic.

  • The MS-SLP program prepares students to work in a variety of settings, including the California public schools.

  • The job outlook for Speech-Language Pathologists is projected to grow by 25% from 2019-2029, which the BLS (2020) indicates is much faster than the average occupation. Furthermore, BLS (2020) reports the median average salary for SLPs is over $79,000 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Learn more about the SLP Program