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Graduate Program

The master's degree offered in communication sciences and disorders at Kansas State University is focused on speech-language pathology. It is a full-time, two-year program with consecutive semester enrollment, starting in either the summer/fall or spring semesters. The majority (about 90 percent) of CSD undergraduate majors complete the program in six semesters (includes summer). The exceptions typically relate to students who have deficiencies in their undergraduate curriculum from another program.

The objectives (mission) of this professional education program:
  1. Prepare speech-language pathologists to fill diverse roles in the broad area of speech-language pathology and in a variety of professional environments consistent with evidence-based practice;
  2. Provide the student with knowledge about the changing role of the speech-language pathologist within our society and with opportunities to learn how research informs that change;
  3. Facilitate an interdisciplinary view of disorders of human communication;
  4. Provide speech-language pathologists with the coursework and practicum experiences needed to meet national standards for clinical knowledge and skills and to earn the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

You can read the strategic plan (pdf) to view long-term training goals and program objectives.

The CSD Graduate Handbook includes additional information about graduate studies.

The master's degree program (M.S.) in speech-language pathology at Kansas State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.