The Students in the SLHS Department

The students in the SLHS department are our greatest assets. There are approximately 170 students enrolled in the SLHS department (96 undergraduate students and 74 graduate students). Our students are representative of the rich diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

The data below represent the M.S. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (formerly Communicative Disorders), and are updated annually in accordance with written departmental policies and procedures.  

Student Outcome Data

On-Time Program Completion Rates

Period # Completed Program
Within Expected Time Frame
% Completing
Within Expected Time Frame
2022-2023 37 100%
2021-2022 48 97.9%
2020-2021 36 100%
2019-2020 29 100%
2018-2019 31 96%

Praxis Pass Rates

Reporting Period # Taking Exam # Passed Exam Pass Rate (%)
2022-2023 38 30 78.95%
2021-2022 43 33 76.7%
2020-2021 29 28 96.5%
2018-2020 26 24 92.3%
2018-2019 32 30 93.75%

NSSLHA at SF State

The National Students Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders. The SF State local chapter of NSSLHA is an active partner of the SLHS department. They host many programs and events throughout the year that benefit the students and faculty of the SLHS department, local professionals, and individuals and families living with communication disabilities.