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Baylor University MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) online

Empower children and adults living with speech, language, and hearing disorders as a speech-language pathologist (SLP).

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About the program

  • No GRE required: Baylor removes barriers that prevent aspiring SLPs from helping those in need — assessing a learner’s potential rather than their test scores.
  • Flexible track options: Learners can complete the program online in as few as 20 months full time or in 28 months part time.
  • Values-driven SLP program: Baylor’s values of service, faith, and excellence are integrated into the SLP online curriculum, and help learners make an impact in their communities.

About Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

Since 2014, the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences (RCHHS) has upheld Baylor University’s faith-based mission and long-standing tradition of excellence in healthcare education. This mission continues with Speech@Baylor — the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program online — which prepares aspiring speech-language pathologists to enhance quality of life for children and adults with communication disorders.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Curriculum: graduate-level courses

The 45-credit online SLP curriculum combines clinical research, service-oriented ideals, and real-world competencies that empower you to serve diverse communities facing communication difficulties. You will graduate ready to pursue licensure and to enter the field as a well-prepared, compassionate clinician. You are required to take graduate-level courses and elective courses to complete the program. If you have not completed undergraduate-level courses in speech-language pathology, you may also have to take leveling courses before starting graduate-level courses. The speech pathology master’s online at Baylor University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation. Featured graduate-level courses include:

  • Motor speech disorders: Examine etiologies, symptoms, classifications, evaluative procedures, and treatments of developmental and adult motor speech disorders.
  • Introduction to aural rehabilitation: Learn methods for rehabilitating persons with hearing impairment, including the use of amplification devices, auditory-visual training, and different modes of communication.
  • Birth to five language disorders: Study language delay and disorders in children from birth through five years of age, and learn current evidence-based assessment protocols, service delivery methods, and intervention strategies.
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Speech@Baylor applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. To complete an application, you will need to submit:

  • Online application

  • Résumé/CV

  • Official transcripts

  • Documented observation hours (if applicable) 

  • Three letters of recommendation 

  • One personal statement

  • TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

Clinical practica and internship

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Speech@Baylor’s clinical experiences give you the opportunity to put classroom knowledge into practice. 

As a learner in the program, you will complete a total of 400 field hours across three practica and one internship. During these experiences, you will participate in both virtual and in-person client sessions, and provide diagnostics such as treatment plans, lesson plans, and evaluations. 

During your clinical experiences, you will receive support from a clinical supervisor who will offer constructive and ongoing feedback as you complete your field hours. During your internship, a placement specialist will work with you to help you find an internship in or near your community.Footnote 1

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