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 eight weeks of coursework followed by
eight 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.
Non-thesis option (with comprehensive examination) - 51 credit hours total
400 clock hours of clinical practicum experience
Students' graduate program completion, employment rate and Praxis scores during
the past four years.
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential)
at Oklahoma 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.
Research and Faculty
Faculty and students are actively involved in several areas of research such as, the
motor aspects of speech production, speech and motor performance, and phonological
learning. The department manages state of the art facilities, such as the Motor Speech Lab and
Research conducted the Motor Speech Lab aims at: understanding the normal physiology
and pathophysiology of motor speech production and uses 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.
Personal statement indicating why you wish to pursue a graduate degree in communications
sciences and disorders
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)
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)
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