Communication Sciences & Disorders – Graduate Degree

Degree Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Departmental Website Communication Sciences and Disorders - M.S.

Program Description: The program leading to the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders requires a minimum of 60 hours of graduate study, including completion of a series of supervised clinical internships totaling no less than 400 hours. Experiences will be obtained at on-campus locations.

In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, programs suspension and termination refer to the programs website.

The program adheres to the academic and clinical education requirements set by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. The completed program entitles the graduate to obtain Advanced Licensure in the state of North Carolina.

Location of Course Offerings: Cullowhee only

Admission Requirements:

  • Graduate School Admission Requirements
  • Program Admission Requirements
    • GRE General Exam
    • Three letters of recommendation from former instructors who are in a position to judge the applicants aptitude for graduate study.
    • Applicants must have achieved a B average calculated for the last two years overall.
    • Personal interview may be requested.

Application Deadline

Prerequisites: Students admitted into the program with an undergraduate degree in a field other than communication sciences and disorders may be required to take additional coursework.

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Billy Ogletree

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