Students must complete forty-five (45) semester hours for the degree of Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. A final written examination is required for this degree. The Master of Arts degree in communication sciences and disorders requires the completion of forty-two (42) semester hours, three (3) of which are earned by completion of a thesis.
A Student who has been accepted to Baylor's CSD Graduate Program, but did not have an undergraduate degree in CSD is considered a Graduate Student with Leveling Status. These students are required to complete 26 hours (two semesters) of undergraduate courses to meet requirements for state licensure and professional certification. After completing the required 26 hours, the student will begin the Standard Graduate Track and will no longer be able to take undergraduate coursework to fulfill graduate course requirements. Please see the Graduate Leveling page for additional information.
Students completing the master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders will meet the coursework and practicum requirements for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and for licensure by the state of Texas.