Speech Language Pathology—MS

Andrews University’s Master of Speech-Language Pathology 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 management of individuals with speech and language disorders. In August 2014, the Master’s program received candidacy approval from the American Speech and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Students completing this program will have met the course and practicum requirements set by ASHA for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (national certification) and Michigan State licensure.

Program length

This 60-credit program can typically be completed in 2 years (6 semesters including Summer sessions)

Review the two year curriculum outline and the three year transitional curriculum outline

Application Deadline

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.

Prerequisites

  • Social or Behavioral Science Course
  • Statistics course
  • Life science course
  • Physical science course (preferably Physics)

Transitional students must complete these courses during the prerequisite completion year, prior to beginning any graduate courses.

Academic requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree: A four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  • Undergraduate GPA: Minimum 3.00

Admission requirements

  • Transcripts from educational institutions in the U.S.
    • Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution in the U.S. must upload unofficial transcripts directly in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official final transcripts will be required after admission decision.
  • Transcripts from educational institutions from outside of the U.S.
    • Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution outside the U.S. must provide a WES ICAP course-by-course evaluation. The WES evaluation converts educational credentials from any country in the world into their U.S. equivalents. You can learn more about how to apply for a WES ICAP evaluation by watching the tutorial video created by WES.

      An unofficial copy of the WES ICAP may be uploaded in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official WES ICAP will be required after admission decision.

      Prospective students holding academic degrees from universities accredited by Adventist Accredited Association (AAA) are not required to submit WES ICAP and may upload original language and literal English translation unofficial transcripts in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official final transcripts will be required after admission decision.
  • Recommendations: Three recommendations are required from professionals—such as advisors, major professors, and employers—excluding relatives. You are asked to provide names and email addresses on the online application, and then recommenders will receive an email with a direct link to the form.
  • Professional history: Information about your employment, research, or special projects.
  • Interview: Meet with a representative of the MS program by invitation
  • Statement of Purpose: A 500-word essay explaining your objectives in seeking a graduate degree at Andrews University. Include a description of your personal, professional, and academic goals; your philosophical perspective; and what you hope to accomplish professionally in ten years following the completion of your degree.
  • English proficiency: English proficiency: Students whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum scores.

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.

Additional requirements for international students

In addition to fulfilling the regular admission requirements, International students with academic acceptance who are coming to Andrews University need to submit additional documents in order to process a student visa. For more information please visit the International Students page.

If you will be pursuing an Online program that requires you to come to campus for an orientation or class please contact the International Student Services for more specific information.

Finances

To learn more about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit our financial section.

Next Steps

You can learn more about the Master of Speech-Language Pathology on the Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Department website.

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