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Policy Statement - 10-01 Communicative Disorders, Post Baccalaureate Certificate in

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Communicative Disorders (code CD  CT01) 

This new certificate was recommended by the Academic Senate on November 19, 2009 and approved by the President on December 2, 2009.

      The Communicative Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is a self-support, certificate program which allows students with a B.A./B.S. in a field other than Communicative Disorder to complete the undergraduate pre-requisites needed to apply to a Master’s program in Communicative Disorders. This certificate program allows students to complete a total of 36 units in Communicative Disorders in one year, across three consecutive semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  Upon completion of this program, students will receive a Communicative Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, making them eligible for application to the Department's Traditional or Special Cohort M.A. Program (or to a Master’s Program at another institution).  Please note that students applying to other institutions for completion of a Master's degree in Communicative Disorders must confirm acceptance of the prerequisites offered in this program. The Department can not guarantee that other institutions will accept these pre-requisites in total. 

      Students admitted to this certificate program will enroll as a cohort and complete 12 units (4 courses) per semester. Courses will be offered solely through the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) at tuition determined by CCPE.  Enrollment in coursework in this program is reserved for certificate students.  Courses in this program will be offered in the late afternoon and/or evenings.  Students interested must enroll full-time and must complete coursework as a cohort. In addition, transfer units are not accepted in lieu of completion of the 36 units required for this certificate. Students enrolled in this program are not eligible to enroll in courses offered in Department's undergraduate or graduate programs. 

This program admits students once per year, for Fall enrollment.  Students interested in applying to this program must:

1. Send a letter of intent to: The Graduate Advisor, Department of Communicative Disorders - LAB, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA, 90840. This letter must indicate a request for acceptance to the "Communicative Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Certificate." All letters must be received by the Department no later than by March 1st (for enrollment the following Fall semester).  Letters received after the due date will not be accepted. GRE scores, resumes, and letters of recommendations are not required for admission to this program and will not be considered in the admission process, thus students are urged to omit them from their application.

2. Apply directly to the University through Cal State Apply (code CD    CT01).  Cal State Apply applications are processed by the University on-line at: .  Original transcripts must be sent directly to the University. The Department will access these transcripts electronically for Department evaluation. All materials to the University must also be received no later than March 1st.  NOTE: Admission to this program does not guarantee acceptance or give the student undue preference in acceptance to the Department's Master's Programs in Communicative Disorders. A separate application is required for enrollment as a Master's student, once prerequisites have been completed.


EFFECTIVE: Fall 2010


Campus Code:  (CD    CT01) College: 15

Career: GR

CSU Code:  51.0201

CIP Code:  12201


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