Prepare for a career as a speech-language pathologist in a school, hospital, private practice, outpatient, or other clinical setting. The MA in Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides you with knowledge and skills in prevention, assessment, intervention, and mentored research. MA students also complete a master's thesis. The program is a pathway for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The master of education and the master of arts programs in speech-language pathology at The University of Georgia are accredited by:The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2200 Research Boulevard #310 Rockville, Maryland 20850 Tel: 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700
The programs are also approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC):
"Individuals certified in Speech and Language Pathology are in-field to serve as a Speech and Language Pathologist in grades P-12 and to provide related educational support or direct intervention for all students in grades P-12 whose Individual Education Program (IEP) indicates instructional needs in the area of Speech and Language Pathology."
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
As a student, you will participate in a cohort model that connects you with the same group of students as you progress together through the program. This model, along with our ideal class sizes, allows you to build a network of colleagues and to acquire skills and relationships that will support your career.
This is a full-time, on-campus program that engages you in classwork or in a clinical setting with a variety of clients. As an MA student, you will work closely with other graduate students and your thesis advisor.
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The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.
For qualified students, we will begin accepting applications through CSDCAS on October 1st. The deadline for applications is January 15th.
Note: The GRE is required for this program. The Designated Institution Code for UGA CSDCAS is 2434. Please send your scores to this code, not the ETS UGA GRE Graduate School.
In your CSDCAS application, students must complete all sections in Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information, and Program Materials.
Eligible applicants must fit one of the following three categories:
Completed application due: