Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Teri Mata-Pistokache
Graduate Advisor/Coordinator
(956) 665-3582
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Health Science Human Services West Bldg. - HSHE 1.264
Phone: (956) 665-7040
Fax: (956) 665-5238

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, (MS)

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is a division of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services at the University of Texas – Pan American. The Department offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences Disorders. The graduate program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation. The Department manages and staffs the Speech and Hearing Center, which houses the speech-language and audiology clinics, which are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for providing a wide variety of speech, language, and hearing services to clients of all ages. Training in the field of speech-language pathology will afford the student an opportunity to work in a variety of settings, with a variety of people, ranging from children to older adults. Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed to prepare graduates for the Clinical Fellowship (CF), the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a license for the state of Texas, and eventually independent clinical practice in the profession of speech-language pathology.

The Master’s program in speech–language pathology at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been placed on probation 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. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year.

Time to Degree: 2 years (Fall, Spring, and both Summer I and Summer II of the first year and the Fall and Spring semesters of the second year)

Total Credit Hours: 58 credit hours required, 3 credit hours optional

Program: Pass Rates at Graduation/Completion Rates/ Employment Rates


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