Communication Sciences and Disorders

Graduate Program

M.S. Degree Plan

Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic and Program Office

Location: Manning Hall 108

Campus Mailbox: MSC 177A

Phone: (361) 593-3493

The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders is offered by the Department of Clinical Health Sciences.  

The M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders is offered as a thesis or non-thesis option. A minimum of 400 clock hours of clinical practice, 325 of which must be on the graduate level, is required. This graduate program will prepare students to function in a variety of clinical settings.

The Master of Science (MS) education program in speech-language pathology at Texas A & M University - Kingsville 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.

Students may be required to obtain a Criminal Background Check (CBC) either as part of the admissions process or prior to placement in certain externship sites. Students should also be advised that the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology may deny a license to an applicant because of conviction for a felony or misdemeanor if the crime directly relates to the professional duties of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. 

Students in communication sciences and disorders have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the Communication Disorders Clinic.

Course Rotation:

Cohort Year


First Year

  • Diagnostics (5307)
  • Graduate Clinical Practicum (5311)
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders (5318)
  • Neuroscience in Comm Dis (5322)
  • Advanced Clinical Methods (5326)

Second Year

  • Motor Speech (5303)
  • Grad Research Project (5305)
  • Beginning Practicum Externship (5328)



First Year

  • Research in Comm Sciences and Dis (5301)
  • Neurogenic Language and Cognitive Dis (5308)
  • Fluency Disorders (5309)
  • Dysphagia (5316)
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum (5317)

Second Year

  • Advanced Practicum Externship (5329)
  • Bilingual and Bicultural Issues in CSDO (5330)
  • Graduate Research Project (5305)


Summer I

First Year

  • Aural Rehab (5314)
  • Choose 1 (5312):
    • Contemporary Issues - topic 1 OR
    • Contemporary Issues - topic 2
  • Child Lang Disorders (5320)
  • Voice Disorders (5304)