The MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares you for a career as a speech-language pathologist by providing you with knowledge and skills in prevention, assessment, intervention, and mentored research.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders master’s programs prepare students to be evidence-based, client-centered, outcomes-focused speech-language pathologists. The M.A. program integrates coursework, on-campus clinical practicum, off-campus clinical internships, and completion of a master’s thesis.
Our faculty have research, clinical, and community collaboration expertise across the field of communication sciences and disorders. You will benefit from this expertise through high quality evidence-based instruction, clinical opportunities, mentored research, and outreach to the community.
The MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders includes coursework across the lifespan in:
- Diagnostics, clinical methods, and application of research in speech-language pathology
- Speech sound disorders, fluency, voice, and resonance
- Language and literacy assessment and intervention
- Acquired speech, language, and cognitive disorders
- Multicultural issues and interprofessional practice
- Augmentative and alternative communication
This program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and approved by the Georgia Department of Education.
The program begins in July during UGA’s “Short Session II.” Courses and clinical practicum experiences use a cohort model and are required every semester. You typically graduate in May of your second year in the program. You are eligible to apply to the CMSD/SLP master’s program if you have completed a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders, speech and hearing sciences, speech-language pathology, or the equivalent, or if you are on track to complete such a degree by the end of the current academic year. If your bachelor’s degree was in another area, you are eligible to apply if you have completed the prerequisite coursework in speech, hearing, and language sciences.
Degree Awarded: MA
Degree Code: MA_CMSD
School/College: College of Education
Athens, GA 30602-7101
Academic Department: Communication Sciences and Special Education
Athens, GA 30602-7152
Graduate Coordinator: Jennifer Brown