Master'sCommunication Sciences and Disorders

The Master of Arts (MA) in communication sciences and disorders from Wichita State combines quality classroom instruction with applied learning in a speech-language-hearing clinic and in settings throughout Kansas' health care hub. The degree will prepare you to become a certified speech-language pathologist ready for a career in public schools and other diverse settings.

Learn how Communication Sciences and Disorders
is the right fit for you.

 
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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Consideration for program admission requires:

  • Application for admission to the WSU Graduate School, including official transcripts from all institutions attended; and either
  • MA and AuD only: Application to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) including all transcripts, letters of recommendation and supporting documents; or
  • PhD only: Submit supporting documents directly to the WSU CSD department.

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Students gain real-world experience through Speech-Language-Hearing clinic

As a Speech-Language graduate student you will gain valuable hands-on applied learning and clinic experience at the Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The clinic offers diagnostic and clinical services to the general public in the areas of speech, language and hearing disorders. Services are provided by graduate students under the direct supervision of faculty and certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Students also conduct clinically related research designed to advance their knowledge base in the discipline.

Students also participate in a variety of community activities, including volunteering at the annual Medical Mission at Home event.

Curriculum

The MA degree offers an emphasis in speech-language pathology, and you can complete the program in two ways: thesis (59 credit hours) or non-thesis (61 credit hours). In addition, six credit hours of research methods and statistics are required.

A plan of study must be filed within the first year of the program, and students must complete 60 percent of total hours at the 700 level or above.

Careers

A graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders from Wichita State will put you on the path toward a high-paying, high-demand career in audiology or speech-language pathology—with employment in a wide range of settings from local schools and clinics to large health care facilities.

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