College of Education

The Master of Science in 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 program is seeking accreditation from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), which is needed for students to be eligible for their credential from CCTC. The MS-SLP program aims to prepare students to practice in all domains of the field including educational and medical settings.

  • 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).

  • The Master’s of Science program in speech-language pathology at California State University, Monterey Bay is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.

    The award of candidacy allows the MS-SLP [ropgram at CSUMB to matriculate students into the program as we continue to document compliance with the accreditation standards.



Learn more about the SLP Program

The Master's of Science (MS) education program in Speech-Language Pathology at CSUMB is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.