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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers three plans of study leading to the Master of Arts degree: the Traditional, Consortium (summers mainly) and Accelerated programs.
Each track is intended for those interested in working with children and adults who have communication disorders and is based on the same curriculum and degree requirements but allows students to follow different plans of study. Students enrolled in each track must follow a prescribed sequence of academic and clinical courses.
Each track provides academic and clinical education experiences necessary for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Florida Department of Education, and licensure by the state of Florida. For information on how this program may prepare you for professional licensure, please visit here. The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the ASHA has accredited the Master of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders since 1986.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders program strives to educate students to become successful practitioners in the field of speech-language pathology. To that end, the ASHA Code of Ethics is re-enforced throughout the academic curriculum. Students who violate the ASHA Code of Ethics may be subject to academic sanctions or dismissed from the program.
The College of Education also offers the Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD track in Education. For more information, please click here.
The Traditional track is a two-year, full-time program (six consecutive semesters, including two summers) for students with undergraduate degrees in communication sciences and disorders or speech-language pathology and audiology. For students with undergraduate degrees in other majors (out-of-field), the program requires additional prerequisite coursework. Students must begin the program in the semester for which they are admitted and must enroll full-time each semester.
The Consortium (summers mainly) track is a five-year program, including five consecutive summers of full-time enrollment and occasional enrollment during fall or spring semesters, with prior advisor approval from the master’s program coordinator. The goal of this program is to address the critical shortage of public school speech-language pathologists and is a cooperative effort between the UCF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Central Florida Public School Consortium. Participating school districts in the Central Florida Consortium are Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.
The Accelerated track enables highly qualified current UCF undergraduate majors in communication sciences and disorders to achieve a master’s degree in the UCF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program in one less semester than students in the Traditional track. This program is a BA/BS to MA program. Students are able to enroll in 16 credit hours of graduate-level courses while completing the bachelor’s degree.
Tuition and Fees
$369.65 per credit hour
The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)