Speech-Language Pathology

MASTER OF SCIENCE

The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology educates and prepares students with the knowledge, skills, passion, and compassion to become licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists who reflect a vision of service to the community.

 

6

Semesters

$850 + fees

Cost Per Unit *

70

Units

Why earn your M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at CBU?

Learn with a cohort
The program has been designed as a cohort model, with students completing the master’s degree in two years including two summers. Students enter the program as a cohort, take all classes in sequence together, and must attend full time. Due to the rigorous schedule of the program, students are highly discouraged from working while pursuing the degree.

 Gain real-world experience
A minimum of 400 supervised clinical hours will be earned in school, community and medical settings. Formative and summative assessments of students' academic and clinical progress, are embedded in all academic and clinical education aspects of the program. 

Diagnostic Assessment Processes

CDS 520


The course details the specialized skills necessary for conducting diagnostic assessment.

Multicultural and Multilingual Issues

CDS 560


The course reviews current theories on language acquisition and practical application pertaining to culturally and linguistically diverse persons with communication disabilities.

Counseling in Communication Disorders

CDS 580


This course will introduce students to the counseling skills needed by speech-language pathologists in their daily interactions with clients/patients and their families.

Student Learning 


Evidence of Student Learning

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of communication and swallowing processes, disorders, and differences across the lifespan and the cultural correlates (ASHA Standard IV-B; IV-C).
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders (ASHA Standard IV-D).
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of standards of ethical conduct, professional issues, and relevant professional certifications and policies (ASHA Standard IV-E; IV-G; IV-H).

caa

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850
800-498-2071

Accreditation

The university as a whole renewed its WSCUC accreditation in May 2019 and its new accreditation cycle is July 2019 through July 2025. CBU’s master’s program received final approval from Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) in December 2013. 

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program received initial accreditation from Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the State of California on August 11, 2017. This designation allows CBU to recommend students for applying for the Speech Language Pathology Services credential after graduation. 

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at California Baptist University 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296- 5700.

CBU Campus 

Take the next step toward living your purpose

As you make decisions about graduate school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.

Application Deadline Fall
Standard January 15*

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Career Opportunities

  • Speech-Language Pathologist

  


Meet Some of Our Faculty
  • Danette Bonillo

    Danette Bonillo

    Director of Clinical Education

    I have been a speech language pathologist for over 28 years, and my experiences have shaped who I have become. I have been fortunate to gain a deeper understanding of neurology in an inpatient clinic, enjoyed the challenge of teaching in a special day class, and found a love for sensory integration in a pediatric clinic.

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    Bryan Ness

    Bryan Ness

    Professor

    In college, my English professor convinced me to take an introductory course in SLP and that was when I realized I found my field. My favorite thing about SLP is studying how God designed our brains, muscles, and nerves to carry out such complex tasks as speaking, eating, and listening. I also enjoy the “helping” aspect of our profession as we are often key contributors in rehabilitation teams for individuals who sustain traumatic brain injuries, strokes or other nervous system disorders.

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    Namhee Kim

    Namhee Kim

    Associate Professor

    I have received a B.A. and M.A. in Russian linguistics and then got into communication sciences and disorders for my doctorate study. I wanted to apply my linguistic knowledge to study speech and language development of children. It is so interesting to study how young children begin to control their articulators and produce speech sounds, and then relate the speech sounds into meaning.

    See Profile >

  • Danette Bonillo

    Danette Bonillo

    Director of Clinical Education

    I have been a speech language pathologist for over 28 years, and my experiences have shaped who I have become. I have been fortunate to gain a deeper understanding of neurology in an inpatient clinic, enjoyed the challenge of teaching in a special day class, and found a love for sensory integration in a pediatric clinic.

    See Profile >

  • Bryan Ness

    Bryan Ness

    Professor

    In college, my English professor convinced me to take an introductory course in SLP and that was when I realized I found my field. My favorite thing about SLP is studying how God designed our brains, muscles, and nerves to carry out such complex tasks as speaking, eating, and listening. I also enjoy the “helping” aspect of our profession as we are often key contributors in rehabilitation teams for individuals who sustain traumatic brain injuries, strokes or other nervous system disorders.

    See Profile >

  • Namhee Kim

    Namhee Kim

    Associate Professor

    I have received a B.A. and M.A. in Russian linguistics and then got into communication sciences and disorders for my doctorate study. I wanted to apply my linguistic knowledge to study speech and language development of children. It is so interesting to study how young children begin to control their articulators and produce speech sounds, and then relate the speech sounds into meaning.

    See Profile >