We realize that there are many master's degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology throughout the country and even in the local Southern California community. So, then, why consider Cal State LA for your master's degree? We believe there are several reasons:
- Within the first week of your MA program, an advisor will sit down with you to individually plan your program of study. Once this plan is completed and signed, we will do everything we can to provide courses and experiences at the times indicated on your plan. If you have to make any change as time goes by, we will sit down with you again to re-plan the remainder of your program. In short, we will work hard not to create artificial roadblocks during the difficult-enough task of completing a master's degree.
- We are a mid-sized graduate program, accepting approximately 20 new master's degree students in Speech-Language Pathology yearly. Thus, we are large enough to provide a sufficient cohort for learning, yet small enough that we can give personal attention to every graduate student.
- Our students have access to a tremendous array of opportunities for clinical externship experience. Over the past few years, Cal State LA students have completed externships at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, White Memorial Medical Center, Children's Hospital (L.A.), the Long Beach, Sepulveda, Wadsworth, and Los Angeles Veteran's Administration Medical Centers, Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, Glendale Adventist Hospital, Casa Colina Hospital, Kaiser Permanente (various facilities), St. Francis Medical Center, Daniel Freeman Hospital, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Hospital, La Palma Hospital, and several other medical facilities. School externships have been completed in at least 10 local school districts, and a few that are not so local.
- In its more than 50-year history, Cal State LA, has graduated some of the most respected and best-known Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in the state. In addition to hundreds of clinicians working in diverse settings throughout the country, our alumni include many program directors, university instructors, faculty members and department chairs, at least one University Dean, and several American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) national and state office holders.
If you continue to have questions about our graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology, including questions about the admissions process, feel free to call the department at (323) 343-4690. Our staff will be happy to try to answer your questions or refer you to someone who can. Best Wishes.