Curriculum Roadmap

Graduate Student Curriculum Roadmap

If you majored in a degree program other than communication disorders and sciences, you are considered an out-of-field student (OFS). Out-of-field students require additional credit hours of prerequisite course work that may be completed in approximately two semesters. These courses are offered in the Leveling Year.

Master Degree Course Sequence-For Students entering 2017 [PDF]


Background Requirements

Observation Hours

You must obtain at least 25 observation hours prior to the start of your clinical assignments in Year 1 of the MA degree program. These hours must be completed with an ASHA certified clinician. 

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) & California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Requirements

Prior to entering the MA degree program (Year 1), students must fulfill the ASHA course requirements along with the CCTC required coursework.*

ASHA Requirement 1:

A Biological Sciences course

ASHA Requirement 2:

A Social/Behavioral Sciences course

ASHA Requirement 3:

A Physical Sciences course

ASHA Requirement 4:

A Statistics course

CCTC Requirement:                   

A Child and/or Adolescent Development course








*Many of you will find that you may already have taken classes in these categories as part of your general education requirements. If that is the case, you do not have to take them again. Please meet with your advisor if you have questions or concerns about these requirements.