Communications Disorders and Sciences

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Accreditation Resources

Accreditation agency information for Au.D. Doctoral Program and M.S. Speech-Language Pathology Program.

Doctor of Audiology Accreditation

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences Accreditation Status:  Doctor of Audiology

The Doctor of Audiology education program at California State University, Northridge, admitted its first cohort fall 2019. The Doctor of Audiology education program at California State University, Northridge, has been awarded 'Developing Status' through the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, affiliated with the American Academy of Audiology, 11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220, Reston VA 20191, 202-986-9500 or 800-222-2336 x1056.

 

General Concerns:  Conveying General Concerns Directly to the Program 

General concerns regarding the Department, undergraduate programs, Doctor of Audiology program, or Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program may be directed to: 

 1.   the Department Chair, Dr. Patricia J. Seymour, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA 91330 (Tel: 818-677-2852), or
 2.   Dr. Michelle Best , Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Development, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA 91330 (Tel: 818-677-3001).

M.S. Speech-Language Pathology Accreditation

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences Accreditation Status:  M.S. Speech-Language Pathology

The master’s (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at California State University Northridge is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The program’s current accreditation cycle is for eight years, from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2029.

General Concerns:  Conveying General Concerns Directly to the Program 

General concerns regarding the Department, undergraduate programs, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, or Doctor of Audiology program may be directed to: 

 1.   the Department Chair, Dr. Patricia J. Seymour, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA 91330 (Tel: 818-677-2852), or

2.   Dr. Michelle Best, Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Development, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA 91330 (Tel: 818-677-3001).

 

 Consumer Complaints: Conveying Consumer Complaints to the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)

The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) may be contacted by any individual who has concern against CSUN’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program regarding compliance with accreditation standards or if the program may have exhibited a violation of Code of Ethics established by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  Complaints against the program must meet specific criteria, and must also follow specific procedural requirements during the process of submission.  The complainant’s burden of proof is a preponderance, or greater weight, of the evidence. These procedures do not prevent the CAA from considering a complaint against an accredited or candidate program if the program is involved in litigation or other actions by a third party.

Conveying Consumer Complaints to the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA): Procedure Document