Frequently Asked Questions

General

Undergraduate

 

Classified Graduate

FAQs

How long does the graduate program take?

It takes two years of full-time work with a BS in Speech Pathology. .

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Can I take the prerequisites and corequisites at a Community College?

Yes

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What ages does the Human Development Course requirement need to cover?

Human Development requirement is a lifespan course that covers birth to death/old age.

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How many times may I repeat a course?

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology stipulates that a class may be repeated only once without special Department permission. A class may be repeated if the student receives a C- or lower grade. The new grade replaces the original grade. The total number of classes within the major may be retaken is limited to two at the undergraduate and two at the graduate level.

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How many courses in the Department may I repeat?

The total number of classes within the major that may be retaken is limited to two at the undergraduate and two at the graduate level.

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Does the Department offer any classes online?

The department dos not offer any online courses.

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Does the Department offer courses at night?

Some of our courses are offered at night but many of the required sections are only offered during the day.

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How many students does the Department accept into the grad program?

We accept approximately 30 classified graduated students into our graduate courses and clinics each academic year.

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How many clinics/semester of clinics are required?

Ten Clinics or four semesters of Clinics are required.

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When do I submit GRE scores and letters of recommendations?

See webpage "I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology or Communicative Disorders" for current application procedures.

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What are the deadline Dates for grad applications?

For full Graduate Studies application procedures and deadlines, please go to http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies also, See webpage "I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology or Communicative Disorders" for current deparmtent application procedures.

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To whom do I apply?

See webpage "I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology or Communicative Disorders" for current application procedures.

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What’s the average GPA for accepted students?

This changes slightly from year to year. The Department Data webpage has an up to date chart of average GPA scores for the last few years. 

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Do I have to take the GRE?

See webpage "I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology or Communicative Disorders" for current application procedures.

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What’s the average GRE score that the Department accepts?

For students who do not have a GPA in the major of 3.5 or above, the minimum GRE score is 900 for the Verbal and Quantitative sections combined or 4.5 for the Analytical Writing section. For those students who submitted GRE scores and were accepted, the average was about 960 for the Verbal and Quantitative section combined and about 4.0 for the Analytical Writing section.

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Are there any special accommodations for taking the GRE?

Special arrangements can be through the Educational Testing Service: www.ets.org

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What are the minimal course grades for the graduate program?

Grade of “C-“, “C” or “C+” is not acceptable in clinic. Any grade below a “B-“ must be repeated. Students with two “C” level grades in clinic will not be allowed to continue the program.

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Are background checks required?

The Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology requires all students in clinical and
internships practicum courses to complete a background check prior to beginning any
clinical courses in the semester. Please see the instructions below and contact the
department if you have any questions.

The completed background check information will only be revealed to the Speech Pathology and Audiology department chair and the Dean of the College Health and Human services. All information will be kept confidential.

No other background screenings may be substituted.

Go to: www.CertifiedBackground.com and click on “Students” then enter package code: CM24. You will then be directed to set up your CertifiedProfile account.

Click here for the instructions: backgroundcheck instructions.pdf

*Please note that this information is for the sole purpose of background screening for this school only. Unauthorized use of our service is prohibited*

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Are there any medical documents needed in order to participate in clinical courses?

Yes. You will need to provide documentation that you have: passed a tuberculin (Tine) test and have measles and rubella immunizations.

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