The Department of Communicative Disorders, in the College of Health and Human Services, has been granting undergraduate and graduate degrees since 1954. California State University, Long Beach is a large urban university founded in 1947. Located in the South-East corner of Los Angeles County the campus borders Orange County to the East.
The Department is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).
Students graduating from the Master's program receive all of the academic and clinical practicum requirements for Clinical Certification by ASHA, licensing by the State of California, and are eligible for the Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential issued by the CCTC.
Our mission is the pursuit of excellence in the academic and clinical preparation of students in Speech-language pathology, in conducting research, and in the provision of services to the University and to the community-at-large.
Our goals are to (1) provide effective, state-of-the-art instruction & clinical education in speech-language pathology, (2) contribute to the advancement of that knowledge, and (3) serve the community by providing on-campus speech-language services. We aspire to superior performance in teaching, research, and service. A major goal is to teach and demonstrate to our students how to solve clinical and school-based problems using theoretically-sound assessment & intervention practices.