About Communication Disorders
Embark on a rewarding career helping individuals with speech-language pathologies.
Communication and swallowing are critical parts of daily life. With a master's degree in communication disorders from California University of Pennsylvania, you will gain scientific insight into in the full range of communication and swallowing disorders that affect individuals from all age groups, and you will learn how to effectively analyze, diagnose and treat these problems.
This specialized professional training program prepares you for a professional career providing evidence-based clinical services as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in a variety of settings.
Hands-on clinical contact is essential to job success.
All program students complete:
- Clinical rotations in Cal U's on-campus Learning and Language Center Preschool Program and Speech and Hearing Clinic.
- Clinical rotations in speech diagnostics and audiologic screenings.
- Two different clinical externships at top hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation clinics, or public and private schools in western Pennsylvania.