The Department of Communication Disorders offers an undergraduate major and a graduate major in communication disorders. Students who have an undergraduate degree in any field from an accredited university are encouraged to apply for entrance into the graduate program. Prerequisite course work is incorporated into the student's graduate planned program. Students may choose full-time or part-time study; however, the last two semesters of the program must be full-time in order to complete two off-campus clinical practica (typically 40 hours per week).
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Southern Connecticut State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology 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 expires in November 2026.