When you pursue a Master of Arts in communication disorders at Truman, you form mentor relationships with professors and explore topics of individual interest through advanced clinical opportunities, research, internships, study abroad, and independent study. Here, you can create a personalized plan of study to meet ASHA certification requirements and choose your location for medical and school internships.

Why Truman?

  • Emphasis on close collaboration between students and faculty
  • Clinical experiences with children and adults in the Speech and Hearing Clinic on campus
  • Rated #1 in Missouri and #7 nationally for job placement
  • Research opportunities


Program Plans

Opportunities to Gain Extensive Experience

Student working with a young girl in Speech and Hearing Clinic

Clinical Facilities

Put theory into practice as a student clinician working with children and adults at the Speech and Hearing Clinic located on the Truman campus. This clinic provides speech, language, and hearing assessment and treatment services to clients from throughout northeast Missouri.


The Master of Arts (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology {residential} at Truman State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

For information on State Authorization and licensure requirements in a particular state or territory, see State Authorization.


Rolling Admission

Admission is made on a rolling basis and treated on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply early for priority consideration.

For priority consideration, apply by:

February 15:


September 15:


Admission Requirements

In addition to the external CSDCAS Application, you’ll need to submit the following:

Personal Statement
3 Letters of Recommendation
GRE Test Scores (Optional)


credit hours
per credit hour
total estimated tuition*

*Total estimated tuition based on 2024-25 academic year. Tuition subject to change.

Financial Aid

Degree-seeking students enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester are eligible for federal financial aid programs. For more information, see Financial Aid Resources for Graduate Studies or contact the Financial Aid Office at (660) 785-4130 or finaid@truman.edu.

Schedule a Visit


Virtual or In-Person

Get an inside look at program specifics, tour your learning environment, and meet your professors.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

Open House Event

Participate in sessions with faculty and current students; learn about funding, internships and employment; tour the Speech and Hearing Clinic; and more.