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Speech-Language Pathology Master's Preparatory Program

This is a self-support program which allows students with a B.A./B.S. in a field other than Speech-Language Pathology to complete the undergraduate prerequisites needed to apply to a Master's program in Communicative Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology). This program allows students to complete a total of 36 units in Speech-Language Pathology in one year, across three consecutive semesters. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible for application to the department's traditional or special cohort M.A. programs (or to a master's program at another institution). Please note that students applying to other institutions for completion of a Master's in Speech-Language Pathology must confirm acceptance of the prerequisites offered in this program. The department cannot guarantee that other institutions will accept these prerequisites in total.

Students admitted to this program will enroll as a cohort and complete 12 units (4 courses) per semester. Courses will be offered solely through the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) at tuition determined by CCPE. Enrollment in coursework in this program is reserved for the preparatory program students. Courses in this program will be offered in the late afternoon and/or evenings. Students interested must enroll full-time and must complete coursework as a cohort. In addition, transfer units are not accepted in lieu of completion of the 36 units required for this program. Students enrolled in this program are not eligible to enroll in courses offered in department's undergraduate or graduate programs.

This program admits students once per year. Students interested in applying to this program must:

1. Send a completed application to: The M.A. Preparatory Program Director, Department of Speech-Language Pathology - LAB, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA, 90840. All applications must be received by the Department no later than February 15th (for enrollment the following Fall semester) and must include a letter of intent. Applications received after this due date will not be accepted. GRE scores, resumes, and letters of recommendations are not required for admission to this program and will not be considered in the admission process, thus students are urged to omit them from their applications.

2. Apply directly to the University through CSU Mentor. CSU Mentor applications are processed by the university on-line at: Original transcripts must be sent directly to the University. The Department will access these transcripts electronically for Department evaluation. All materials to the University must also be received no later than February 15th. Payment for the program is by the unit. Consult the department website or CCPE for the current charge. NOTE: Admission to this program does not guarantee acceptance or give the student undue preference in acceptance to the Department's Master's Programs in Communicative Disorders Speech-Language Pathology. A separate application is required for enrollment as a Master's student, once prerequisites have been completed.

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