The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program is designed to provide the student with in-depth academic study, the potential for research, and extensive clinical experiences in preparation for careers in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of individuals with speech and language disorders.
This program was awarded candidacy (first stage of accreditation) by the American Speech and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council for Academic Accreditation (CAA) in 2014, with anticipated full accreditation in 2019.
59 credits for students with a Bachelor of Science in communication disorders. Can typically be completed by a full-time student in two years.
91 credits for students with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated area (transitional track). Can typically be completed by a full-time student in three years—one year of college prerequisites and two years of MS courses.
The MS Speech-Language Pathology program begins new cohorts in the Fall Semester of each year. Prospective students must complete the application and submit all the requirements before February 1.
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Customized curriculum to meet a variety of student needs.
Engage in research and present with faculty at state and national conventions.
Focus on academic rigor to support clinical proficiency.
A bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. For students in the transitional track, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required in all prerequisite courses (with no grade below a B).