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Department Announcements

Fall 2015 All Clinic Meeting
Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 12-3pm, SH 434

 Fall 2016 Graduate Instructions now posted!

Step-by-step instructions to apply to the graduate programs are now posted. Please go to the Admissions link above for details.



The GRE is Now Required

Applicants to the EM and MA graduate program must now take the Graduate Record Exam and submit their score as part of their application.  When taking the test please use the following score report code to ensure that the information is linked to your SJSU application:  CODE 7013.

The deadline for complete applications to be submitted this year is February 1st. Please plan to take the exam in time to have your score reported by the deadline.

Specific information regarding application procedures will be posted by September 15th.  

New Deadlines for Undergraduate Graduation Applications

Summer 2015: May 1, 2015
Fall 2015: May 1, 2015
Spring 2015: November 1, 2014

Undergraduate Graduation Application [pdf]
Office of the Registrar's Calendar


Informational Open House for Fall 2016 Applicants
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm, SH 331
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10:00-noon, SH 212
Monday, November 9, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm, SH 335

Every year we receive a high volume of calls and emails from prospective students requesting information about our graduate program and application procedures. In order to best respond to these inquiries, we are now conducting monthly informational meetings. As such, individualized meetings will not be scheduled for prospective students. Therefore, you must attend an informational meeting if you have any questions about the program or the application process. Before you apply to our program, please read the application instruction letter that is posted on the Admissions portion of our website.



Job Opportunities: The department is seeking qualified, licensed SLP clinicians to apply for the pool for temporary faculty positions and clinical supervisors. Please send resumes to

Important Information for International Student Applicants: Please go to the Admissions link above for important information regarding application requirements for Fall 2015.

Grievance Policy: Please review the policy regarding filing a grievance/complaint with the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Pathology.

CAA Accredited: The Masters (M.A.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology at San Jose State 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700



Welcome to the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences (CD&S) web page. The program at SJSU was one of the first programs in California and we have a rich 40+ year history of providing excellent academic preparation and clinical experiences to prepare students for careers as speech-language pathologists, audiologists and individuals interested in pursuing doctoral study in either area.

Students in CD&S are seeking careers in the professions of speech-language pathology or audiology. Speech-language pathologists identify, evaluate and treat children and adults with speech-language, cognitive-communicative, and/or swallowing disorders. Audiologists identify, diagnose, and treat individuals with hearing or balance disorders. Parade Magazine recently identified a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in their top 5 bright spots in the current economy.

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU features a culturally and linguistically diverse educational environment. The CD&S Department reflects this diversity in its student body and faculty. The speech-language pathology program is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation and is an approved program of the California Licensing Board in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences is to provide high-quality academic and clinical preparation to students seeking careers working with individuals who have speech, language and hearing disorders, and their families. Guided by principles of evidence-based practice and working in collaboration with other professionals, our graduates will adhere to the highest ethical standard in serving the needs of our diverse community.

Equal Opportunity Policy:

The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. The University, College and Department do not discriminate in the delivery of professional services or the conduct of research scholarly activity on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical characteristics or disability.