Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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*located on the Armstrong Campus

The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides students with the knowledge and skills to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Evidenced-focused, team-orientated, problem-based instruction prepares graduates to enter the workforce as clinical fellowship-ready speech-language pathologists. Graduates are also prepared to pursue the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). The degree includes a total of 54 semester hours of academic coursework and clinical practica.

Graduates of this program will:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and principles necessary for evaluation and treatment of communication impairments across the lifespan
  • Analyze factors important to diagnosis and treatment plan development
  • Document and effectively communicate their findings to the clients, their families and other professionals
  • Meet legal and professional standards of competence and ethics
  • Employ active learning methods that encourage self-reliance and promote continuous professional development
  • Integrate theoretical knowledge and therapeutic competencies through group discussions, laboratories and clinical practice
  • Knowledge of computers and computer software applications
  • Demonstrate the highest qualities of character and ethical behavior as well as the knowledge, skills, and disposition that support scholarship, professionalism, technology, and diversity
  • Meet the minimum 400 clinical clock hours as described by ASHA for the Certificate of Clinical Competency

Professional License Disclosure

The Master of Sciences Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Department of Rehabilitation Sciences has determined that the required on-line classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to seek professional certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Speech Language Pathology – (CCC-SLP) as well as individual state licensure.

For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for Speech Language Pathology certificate, go to to check the requirements of your state or territory. 

The Master of Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia Southern 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. National accreditation ensures that the program meets specified standards in the areas of administrative structure and governance, faculty and instructional staff, curriculum, students, assessment, and program resources. Students graduating from an accredited program are eligible for state and national certification. For more information, visit the website at</font size=”1″>

Last updated: 2/5/2020

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Dept # 4902
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419