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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Elms College

48 months
38735 USD/year
38735 USD/year
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The Communication Sciences and Disorders from Elms College empowers you to help people with speech, language, and hearing conditions. 


CSD majors study human physiology, neuroscience, and speech and language disorders to diagnose and treat the factors that affect communication.

Our Communication Sciences and Disorders program from Elms College is unique for its strong focus on clinical practicum experience. As a CSD major you will:

  • Gain 100 hours or more of hands-on experience, working alongside a local speech language pathologist (SLP) in a school setting.
  • Become an expert at applying the theories, diagnostics, and treatments that you learn about in the classroom by working with diverse student populations.
  • Have the option to bridge your practicum experience into a graduate program — many schools will accept up to 75 practicum hours toward a master’s or doctoral degree.

Pre-Professional Preparation

To become a licensed SLP or audiologist, you’ll need to earn your master’s degree or doctor of audiology (Au.D.) degree. Our program gives you a competitive edge for applying to grad school by emphasizing academic rigor, clinical experience, interdisciplinary coursework, and personalized teaching from expert faculty. Our small class sizes enable you to collaborate with your professors and benefit from personalized instruction.

Whether you’re called to help children develop fluency or counsel young adults on the autism spectrum, the CSD major at Elms prepares you to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with speech, language, and hearing disorders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sign Language
  • Professional Communication in CSD
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Hearing Science
  • Speech Science
  • Audiology
  • Observational Methods and Procedures
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Speech and Language Disorders: Pediatric Population
  • Speech and Language Disorders: Adult Population
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Counseling Methods in Communication Disorders
  • Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Fill out the Common Application or the Elms Application.
    • Submit your optional application items, such as your essay, letters of recommendation, or test scores (SAT I or ACT).
    • Submit your official high school transcript or GED/HiSet scores. High school transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation.
    • Submit proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT OR IELTS.
    • Medical documentation

Tuition Fee

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    38735 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38735 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicopee

1006 - 2084 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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