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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Graduate Program


The master’s education program in speech-language pathology at California State University, Long Beach is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

ASHA National Office Contact Information

2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850-3289

Phone: 301-296-5700 or 1- 800-498-2071



The primary purpose of CSULB’s Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program is to prepare students as professional speech-language pathologists. The program’s objectives are to provide our students with:

  • Advanced knowledge of research and clinical literature in speech-language pathology
  • Knowledge of procedures and methods for the assessment of speech-language pathology
  • Knowledge of procedures for the management of speech-language pathology
  • 400 clinical contact hours with individuals with communication disorders
  • Clinical externship experience in school and medical settings
  • Coursework and clinical hours required for Clinical Rehabilitation Service Credential: Language Speech and Hearing
  • Coursework and clinical contact hours for certification as a speech-language pathologist by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Laboratory experiences in basic and applied research

The Department maintains a speech-language clinic where students are trained to apply clinical methods and procedures learned through graduate coursework. Each clinic room has audio and visual monitoring equipment for direct supervision and guidance during clinical practice. The CSULB Speech and Language Clinic provides students with clinical practice in the different areas, such as developemntal speech and language disorders, neurogenic speech and language disorders or other communication disorders.



CSULB Catalog

Information Sessions

Due to the large volume of applications per year, the department is not able to offer individualized advising to program applicants. Instead, group information sessions are offered once a semester for prospective students. 

For Fall Semester of 2019, the general information session will be held on October 17, 2019 (Thursday) from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in Language Arts Building (LAB) Room 117A.