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Speech-Language Pathology, MS

Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders  

This graduate program is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in communication sciences and disorders or a related field and who have completed the prerequisite coursework in communication sciences and disorders. The program provides participants with the academic and clinical coursework required for pursuing national certification and state licensure as a speech-language pathologist. This is intended as a full-time program of study that is completed in two years.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • GRE: minimum overall score of 300; minimum verbal score of 150; minimum quantitative score of 150; analytic writing score of 3.5-5.0
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • Personal interview
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses taken
  • Prerequisite undergraduate coursework required with a minimum grade of “B-” in each:
    • Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Speech Anatomy and Physiology
    • Speech and Hearing Science
    • Language Acquisition
    • Phonetics
    • Clinical Procedures (25 observation hours)
    • Introduction to Audiology
    • Linguistics
    • Neurological Bases of Speech, Language and Hearing
    • Biology (100-level)
    • Chemistry or Physics (100-level)
    • Math (100-level)
    • Statistics
    • Developmental Psychology or Child Psychology

Program of Study

Students must complete all required coursework as outlined below, as well as 375 practicum hours (in addition to the 25 observation hours required for admission). These hours must be spent in diagnostic and treatment services of all communication disorders and swallowing, and across all ages (from birth through adulthood).