Online Master's Program
M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders | Online

Learn Online. Serve in Person.

The M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders online program invites compassionate individuals to become expert speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Online students benefit from our top-ranked, 60-year-old program offering an evidence-based, people-focused education and opportunities for internship placements in their own communities. Additionally, students study alongside a supportive, connected cohort of like-minded, aspiring SLPs as they train to assess, diagnose, and treat communication and swallowing disorders.

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A Baylor Education

With a Baylor education, you can trust that you will be prepared for your future as a knowledgeable practitioner. After earning a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, completing a clinical fellowship year, passing the Praxis exam, and pursuing state licensure and ASHA certification, students will enter the field as compassionate and knowledgeable clinicians who are prepared to make an impact in the lives of clients and their families in the communities in which they live.

Baylor’s online CSD program utilizes the same curriculum as the on-campus program and is taught by many of the same expert Baylor faculty. With a Baylor education, you can trust that you will be prepared for your future as a knowledgeable clinician.

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By The Numbers


Baylor University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders brings 60 years of SLP education experience to online learners rooted in research, clinical experiences, and real-world competencies.


By pursuing a career as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), you’ll not only serve your community, but you will also join an in-demand field. Employment of SLPs is projected to grow 21 percent from 2021 to 2031.

Employment Rate

From 2019 to 2022, graduates of Baylor’s online and residential CSD master’s programs had a 90.19% Praxis pass rate — and an employment rate of 96.99%.


Online Baylor CSD students learn from live instructors in the evening and spend their daily hours at placement sites, completing a minimum of 400 clinical hours.

Program Components

Graduate Admissions

Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences maintains the same admissions standards for the SLP master’s online as it does for the on-campus program. In order to apply, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. An undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher is preferred. If you do not have a bachelor’s degree in CSD, you may have to take leveling courses before beginning the graduate-level courses. Click the link below to learn more about the Baylor online CSD master’s program admissions requirements and application.

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The final deadline for the August 2024 cohort is July 1, 2024. Request additional information and get in touch with our enrollment team.