Graduate Speech-Language Pathology

The Speech-Language Pathology graduate program provides a curriculum that integrates theory and practice in the study of human communication and its disorders. Students will receive the preparation necessary to join the community of professionals who provide exemplary services to a diverse population of individuals.

To accomplish this mission, the Speech-Laguage Pathology program will:

  • Encourage critical thinking in a student-centered learning environment
  • Nourish scholarship and creativity
  • Encourage excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Incorporate technology in clinical teaching
  • Foster knowledge of diverse populations
  • Advocate interdisciplinary collaboration

Admisions Requirements

  • Three letters of references (preferable from professors)
  • Professional Goals Statement
  • Official transcripts from all institiutions attended
  • Completion of the GRE exam
  • A personal interview
  • Submit prerequisite coursework

Prerequisite Coursework

  • Three (3) credits in biological sciences
  • Three (3) credits in physical sciences
  • Three (3) credits in mathematics (Statistics preferred)
  • Six (6) credits in behavioral and/or social sicences
  • Twelve (12) credits in basic communication processes, including at least one course in each of the following: anatomy and physiology, the physics of sound, language development, phonetics
  • Six (6) credits of introductory courses in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Six (6) credits of introductory courses in Audiology, including one course in auditory disorders and one course in aural rehabilitation

The masters program in Speech-Language Pathology is a Candidate for Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

Complaint  Procedures Regarding Accreditation

Any questions regarding the program's accreditation status or compliance with accreditation standards may be directed to the Committee on Academic Accreditation (CAA) at the following address:

Committee on Academic Accreditation
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD  20850-3289

Phone: (800) 498-2071 (ASHA Members), (800) 638-8255 (Non-members)
Fax: (301) 296-8580
www:Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

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