College of Education

Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology

Our mission

The mission of the Speech-Language Pathology Program at CSUMB is to promote an understanding of human communication and its disorders by preparing future professionals to serve the community, including children and adults from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The program incorporates evidence-based practices, community partnerships, and innovative technologies to prepare ethically responsible professionals to practice in a variety of interdisciplinary settings and to contribute to the advancement of the field of speech-language pathology.

The mission of the SLP program is aligned with both CSUMB and the College of Education. The SLP program will promote the values of educating culturally and ethically responsive practitioners through community partnerships to serve local, state and global communities.

speech-language pathologist working with a group of families

Our vision

The vision of the Speech-Language Pathology Department is to provide a comprehensive graduate program with rigorous academic and clinical training. The CSUMB program will produce highly qualified speech-language pathologists, which will positively impact service to local communities and beyond.


Program goals

The SLP program four goals central to its success:

  • To provide candidates with a comprehensive graduate education resulting in a M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology and allows candidates to meet the most current practice standards needed for national certification and state licensure.
  • To academically and clinically train candidates in prevention, assessment and intervention of speech, language, and swallowing disorders and differences across the lifespan.
  • The M.S. SLP program will build a community of belonging and inclusion, where people are encouraged to be themselves in order to engage in a safe learning environment.
  • To provide candidates with various practicum experiences in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, and private practice, to meet the needs of the local community and beyond.