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Master’s in Communicative Disorders Ranks No. 3 in Earning Potential

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Cal State Fullerton’s speech pathology master’s degree program ranks No. 3 in the nation, according to the 2020 Best Graduate Schools for Earning Potential list published by

Using November 2019 U.S. Department of Education data based on median salary one year after graduation and median debt, the ranking highlights the strong value a CSUF master’s degree in communicative disorders provides. Program graduates earn a median salary of $68,100 and have a median debt of $30,000. 

“Our students are getting excellent training from faculty experts in various clinical populations without accruing high student loans,” said HyeKyeung Seung, chair and professor of communication sciences and disorders. 

The Master of Arts in communicative disorders consists of 30 total credits and prepares students for a career as a speech-language pathologist. The program covers all areas of communication disorders, including multicultural issues, autism, and augmentative and alternative communication. Students also benefit from the department’s strong relationship with the local community, which provides training opportunities in a wide variety of clinical settings.

Visit the communication sciences and disorders website to learn more about the program.