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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 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. 


  • Thesis option - 57 credit hours total
  • 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 learningThe department manages state of the art facilities, such as the Motor Speech Lab and the Sociophonetics Lab.


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.


Meet our Departmental Faculty


Admissions Requirements

    • Major GPA of 3.1 or higher

    • Total GPA

    • GRE verbal

    • GRE math

    • GRE writing

    • Personal statement

The statement can include information about the following areas:


      1. Discuss why you wish to pursue a graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders (CSD).

      2. You may discuss your personal and prior experiences in CSD, including but not limited to personal struggles and growth, advocacy related to communication and/or disabilities/social issues, and professional experiences within the field.

      3. You might also highlight any academic, research, clinic or other professional achievements from your undergraduate program or overall, so far.

      4. You may discuss any unique contributions you would bring as a graduate student to a CSD program.

      5. You may also discuss here if your academic grades do not accurately reflect your potential as a prospective graduate student.

The personal statement is due on the CSDCAS application portal.


Recommendation letters: Two recommendation letters need to be directly submitted to CSDCAS. The recommendation letters need to discuss your potential as a graduate student.


Application Deadline:

January 15

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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.



Assistantships and Scholarships


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