Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology

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Guided by assessment and intervention within an evidence-based, ethical, and multicultural framework, the MS in Speech Language Pathology program equips students to serve the needs of our culturally and linguistically diverse community through a blend of rigorous coursework and clinical practicum.

SJSU S.P.E.A.K.S. - Sppech-Language Pathology Education and Applied Knowledge and Skills Online MS-SLP program

Immerse yourself in the multifaceted realm of speech, language and communication sciences through our comprehensive MS in Speech Language Pathology online program. With a focus on articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders like stuttering, augmentative and alternative communication methods, voice disorders, dysphagia, neurogenic communication disorders, as well as the social and cognitive aspects of communication, our program equips you with the expertise to make a profound impact. 

Blend theoretical knowledge with clinical practice as you learn to assess, diagnose, and treat a diverse range of communication challenges, fostering effective communication and empowering individuals to thrive. Join SJSU Speech-Language Pathology Education and Applied Knowledge and Skills (SPEAKS) and become a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those you serve.

Program Snapshot




per unit*

Fall and Spring


*Fee listed will increase by 5% in Fall 2026. SJSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum; however, fees listed in published schedules may need to be increased to maintain the high quality of education we offer and are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the campus President, as appropriate.

Program Features

Unique experience

Students have clinical opportunities in a variety of settings and will take academic courses online with a small cohort.


As one of the first Communicative Disorders and Sciences programs in California, SJSU has prepared students for careers in speech-language pathology and related fields for over 50 years.


Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Career Opportunities

  • Speech language pathologists have the opportunity to work in schools, hospitals, private practices, nursing facilities.
  • California employers post the highest number of related jobs among all states.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers for Speech Language Pathologists are growing at a rate of 19%, and 13,200 job openings are expected to be generated each year over the next decade.

Apply To The Program

Learn more about how to apply below.

  • Admission Requirements

    Applicants who completed an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate program in communication disorders and sciences may apply to this program. All program prerequisites need to be completed before the program start date.

    • A Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Official transcripts
    • Personal essay, resume and letters of recommendation
    • English language proficiency exam is required for applicants who come from a country where English is not the primary language and who do not possess a baccalaureate degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction.
    • GRE is not required
    • California residency is required

    For more information visit MS-SLP program website.

  • How to Apply

    The program requires a two-step application process. Both applications must be completed by the deadline to be considered for admission:

  • Application Deadlines*

    Spring 2025

    • Application opens: August 1, 2024
    • Application deadline: October 1, 2024

    Fall 2025

    • Application opens: October 1, 2024
    • Application deadline: January 15, 2025

    *These dates are not final and are subject to change.


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