2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech Language Pathology, MS

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The Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology at California Baptist University, in keeping with its Christian ideals, seeks to educate and prepare students with the knowledge, skills, passion, and compassion to become licensed and nationally certified speech language pathologists who reflect a vision of service to the community consistent with mission of the University.

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific admission requirements for the graduate program in Speech Language Pathology are:

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. Prerequisites
    • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a Communication Disorders major or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or the evaluated equivalency
    • Completion of Prerequisite Self Evaluation Form to show completion of Basic Science Requirements in the Course Content Areas as required by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2014 Standard IV-A *
      These content areas include: biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics and the social and behavioral sciences.
      * www.asha.org/Certification/Course-Content-Areas-for-SLP-Standards
  3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  4. Three recommendations, completed on forms provided, from sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations.
    • Two recommendations should be from faculty
    • One recommendation should be from a professional
  5. Comprehensive Essay of at least 500 words that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • How the program will allow you to live your purpose in life
    • How your characteristics and goals are congruent with California Baptist University’s mission
  6. Current Resume documenting all related professional and extracurricular experiences
  7. Successful interview with the Director of the graduate program in Speech Language Pathology

Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology Post-Admission Requirements

The following documentation and certifications must be current and on file with the Director of the Speech Language Pathology program:

  1. Passing score on the CBEST
  2. LiveScan Certificate of Clearance
  3. Evidence of completed background check
  4. Evidence of completed immunizations
  5. Signed declaration of understanding and acceptance of all Program Policies and Procedures Handbook

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