Communications Disorders and Sciences

  • CSUN CD students in speech and hearing laboratory

    Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences

  • CSUN CD students and faculty testing with speech and hearing equipment

    Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences


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, California State Licensure requirements 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).

More details for California State Licensure requirements (e.g., application materials) may be accessed at the following:

State of CA License Information