60 Years of Speech Pathology & Audiology at Sac State

Sacramento State University has been an education and training facility since 1952 for students preparing for careers in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Through the campus-based Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center graduate students evaluate and treat speech and language problems under close supervision by faculty who are nationally certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologists or audiologists.

What are Speech Pathology and Audiology?

The fields of Speech Pathology and Audiology are rewarding and stimulating and are consistently ranked amongst the hottest careers in the US.  Students in our major regularly comment on our enriching courses, dynamic and engaging professors, and supportive department services and staff.  

A Speech-Language Pathologist (sometimes referred to as a Speech Therapist) is trained in prevention, diagnosis, habilitation and rehabilitation of speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. 

An Audiologist is trained to provide diagnostic hearing assessment and aural habilitation and rehabilitation services.

Employment as a Speech Pathologist Assistant requires a Bachelor’s degree and completion of an internship to qualify for a state license.  Employment as a Speech Pathologist requires a Master's degree, a credential or license and certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Employment as an Audiologist requires a doctoral degree.

A Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology or Audiology can both prepare you for a career in Speech Pathology or Audiology and serve as a broad general education including courses in communication and language, anatomy and physiology and health services for children and adults.  Our graduates have pursued careers in speech pathology, audiology, counseling, health insurance industries, special education, disability law and hospital or school administration.

Our graduate program in Speech Pathology provides the training necessary for students to qualify for the California State License as a Speech Pathologist, the Clinical Rehabilitative Services credential for working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schools, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology.  

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The master's education program in speech-language pathology at California State University, Sacramento 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Current accredidation period of 8 years beginning December 1, 2011 through November 30, 2019.

Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6071

Phone: (916) 278-6601
Fax: (916) 278-7730

Physical Location: Shasta Hall Room 172