Communication Disorders in Multilingual/Multicultural Populations (Graduate Certificate)

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Speech-language pathologists learn how to work with culturally and linguistically diverse people of all ages with different communication disorders in a variety of contexts, using the latest evidence-based practices in assessment and intervention.

The certificate program in communication disorders in multilingual/multicultural populations provides expanded coursework on working with adults, children and families who are culturally and linguistically diverse. It also provides enhanced academic classes, clinical experience in authentic community-based settings, and engagement in community-centered, interprofessional projects.

Students who complete the certificate program have the knowledge and practical experience to address effectively the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse adults, children and families.

At A Glance

Communication Disorders in Multilingual/Multicultural Populations (Graduate Certificate)

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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This certificate program is only available to students currently enrolled in the MS program in communication disorders at ASU. Students in the master's program who are interested in completing the communication disorders in multilingual/multicultural populations certificate may apply to receive partial funding for their training through the PrISMS program. Learn more.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the certificate program if they are enrolled in the MS program in communication disorders at ASU.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three letters of recommendation
  4. GRE scores
  5. letter of intent or written statement
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa will need to first apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission be considered for admission to this certificate program.

Candidates who have undergraduate deficiencies may need to take required prerequisite courses.

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