MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Application process open July 15, 2017 to January 1, 2018
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General Information

Our on-campus MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a clinical degree that offers students the necessary academic and clinical training to earn eligibility for the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Academic and clinical experiences gained while in the Master's program will serve as the foundation for future clinicians to offer specialized services that address a wide range of complex disorders of communication and swallowing. In addition, it is our expectation that students will develop the collaborative leadership and problem solving skills necessary to address the ever changing problems of communication and swallowing experienced by children and adults.

Our program offers clinical experiences at the ECU Speech and Hearing clinic, Vidant (Greenville, NC) hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation programs, local public schools as well as clinical sites across the state of NC and the US. Our Master's program is accredited by the Council for Academic Accreditation. We offer on-campus students graduate assistantships on a competitive basis to support the clinical and research programs housed in the department.

The MS degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders offers 2 tracks (speech-language pathology track and non-clinical track). The speech-language pathology track is a 2 year, 54-60 credit hour program of study designed to train clinical speech-language pathologists. Coursework is face-to-face at ECU in Greenville, NC. Clinics are in the vicinity of Greenville, and NC for full-time internships. Some opportunity to go out of state, if desired. The non-clinical track requires a thesis for a research training component and does not train clinical speech-language pathology.

Student Handbook (pdf)

Information Sessions for Individuals Interested in Applying to the Master's Program

Due to the high interest and requests to tour and learn more about the Master's Program here at ECU, we offer information sessions throughout the year. Please see the upcoming dates below and contact us at to reserve a seat. After we receive your email, we will provide you with additional information, directions, etc. We look forward to meeting you and showing you what our program has to offer.

Spring 2018 Information Session Schedule
Information SessionsLocation
Friday, February 9th at 9:00amCollege of Allied Health Sciences Building (Lobby Area)
Friday, February 23rd at 9:00amCollege of Allied Health Sciences Building (Lobby Area)
Friday, March 16th at 9:00amCollege of Allied Health Sciences Building (Lobby Area)
Friday, April 6th at 9:00amCollege of Allied Health Sciences Building (Lobby Area)