The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires a total of 75 units in specified areas of coursework for the Certificate of Clinical Competence while 60 units are required by California for state licensure; therefore, students pursuing the master's degree must consult with an advisor regarding these requirements. Generally, they include:
- 15 units of courses in normal processes of speech, language, and hearing behavior and speech and hearing science.
- 48 units of courses in speech/language pathology and audiology and in related fields.
- 30 of these units must be from graduate courses and
- 24 of these units must be in the major area of emphasis (speech/language pathology or audiology).