Communication Sciences & Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders


The Master of Arts (M.A.) education program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a residential program at Cleveland 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Graduate Class of 2019The Master of Arts degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a five semester curriculum of full-time study. The semesters are consecutive (fall, spring, summer of the first year; and fall and spring of the second year.  The graduate program provides students with necessary academic and clinical experience to fulfill the requirements for certification as a speech-language pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as licensure by the State of Ohio.  A part-time program for graduate study in Communication Sciences and Disorders is not available.

The department maintains student-training liaisons with many hospitals, clinics, and schools in the Greater Cleveland area. Students also have the opportunity to gain clinical experience by providing speech, language, and audiological services to clients in our state-of-the-art on campus Speech & Hearing Clinic. Students who are admitted to the graduate program generally have high academic and professional success.

Student Outcome Data

How to Apply to the Graduate Program

Graduate Program Requirements

If you are interested in learning more about our program, feel free to read the strategic plan.