Welcome to the Communicative Disorders Program

The mission of the Communicative Disorders (CD) Program at San Francisco State University (SFSU) is to prepare future professionals who can provide competent and compassionate services to people with communicative disorders across the lifespan. Our program is based on core values such as collaboration; compassion; resilience; inquiry and investigation; and multiculturalism. To learn more about our vision, mission and goals, please read the CD Program Strategic Plan. To learn more about our efforts to support linguistic diversity among our students, please read our Position Statement on Students who are Non-native Speakers of Standard American English.


The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology at San Francisco State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The current accreditation cycle by CAA is 2009-2017. Further, the SFSU CD Program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). We offer two degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Our curricula prepare students to meet the standards of ASHA certification, California state licensure in speech-language pathology, and the California Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential.

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The CD Program also houses a speech-language clinic, which provides high quality and affordable speech-language services for individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. The CD Clinic is an educational and training facility for master’s level clinicians. Graduate students provide screenings, diagnostic evaluations, and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. All services are performed under the direct supervision of a state-licensed and ASHA certified member of the faculty.
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