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Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The first year of the program includes academic coursework and clinical practicum within the OSU Speech-and-Hearing Clinic and other on-campus locations. The second year includes 8 weeks of coursework followed by 8 weeks of clinical externship (off-campus) during both fall and spring semesters. Students in our graduate program receive strong academic foundations along with clinical training involving best-evidence practices. 

Curriculum

  • Thesis option - 57 credit hours total
  • Non-thesis option (with comprehensive examination) - 51 credit hours total
  • 400 clock hours of clinical practicum experience
 
 

 

Research and Faculty

Faculty and students in CDIS are actively involved in several areas of research such as, the motor aspects of speech production, speech and motor performance, and phonological learning amongst others CDIS department manages state of the art facilities, such as the Motor Speech Lab.  And the Sociophonetics Lab.

 

Research conducted at the Motor Speech Lab aims at: understanding the normal physiology and pathophysiology of motor speech production and using this information to contribute to evidence-based practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

 

The Sociophonetics Lab is home to a variety of sociolinguistic and phonetic studies involving both typical speaker-hearers and those with hearing loss or speech disorders.

 

Meet our Departmental Faculty

 

Admissions

  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement indicating why you wish to pursue a graduate degree is CSD
  • GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing)
  • Three letters of reference submitted via the online application
  • GPA of 3.4 in undergraduate major
  • Course in Speech Science and Neural Anatomy and Physiology (prior to fall admissions)

Test Scores:

  • GRE required (cumulative score of 296, verbal score of 153, and analytical writing score of 3.5)
  • TOEFL required for international applicants who aren't native English speakers (IBT score of 79/ PBT score of 550)

Application Deadline:

January 15

Cost & Assistance

Graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders may receive a .25 FTE (10 hours per week) graduate teaching assistantship (GTA). In addition to a monthly stipend, students are awarded a full tuition waiver. Students accepted into the graduate program will be reviewed for assistantship. No application is required. Assistantships are awarded on merit. GRE scores and undergraduate GPA factor heavily into the decision to award.

 

Cost

Assistantships and Scholarships

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