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Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

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Empower communication to transform lives.

Top 75 Best Speech Pathology Programs, 2023 U.S. News & World Report
98% Praxis® Certification Exam pass rate
Hands-on learning in state-of-the-art teaching, clinical and research facility
Participation in research projects and thesis opportunities
On-campus chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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Prerequisites include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 24 hours in approved speech-language pathology courses
  • 25 hours of guided clinical observation before enrolling in the program

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Our graduate program requires full-time, on-campus enrollment. Students take courses and engage in clinical practicum to fulfill academic and clinical requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in SLP (CCC-SLP).

The curriculum focuses on more complex communication disorders, with students starting coursework and practicum in the first semester. Students should expect to complete a minimum 375 hours of supervised clinical practice, including 325 hours at the graduate level.

Graduate students gain clinical experience both on and off-campus. In the first year, you'll be placed at the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic. Afterward, two externship experiences are required—one in a pediatric setting and one in an adult setting.


What to Expect

Work on-campus at our Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic with clients having various speech and language disorders, such as:

  • Articulation or phonology
  • Delayed or impaired language
  • Foreign accent reduction
  • Children with hearing loss or cochlear implants
  • Work with the clinic coordinator to choose the best externship fit.
  • Begin your initial externship in the summer under experienced speech-language pathologist spanning eight to nine weeks and encompassing both pediatric and adult settings.

Students working with hearing-impaired children need to have completed an aural rehabilitation course.

  • Undertake a second externship during the fall or spring semester.
  • Placement in the adult neurological clinic and the voice and fluency specialty clinics at the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic during the other semester

Student Outcomes

Period # Completed Within Expected Timeframe % Completed Within Expected Time Frame
2021-2022 20 100%
2020-2021 19 95%
2019-2020 20 100%
Reporting Period # Taking the Exam # Passed Exam % Passed Exam Rate
2021-2022 19 18 95%
2020-2021 19 19 100%
2019-2020 20 20 100%
Reporting Period Employment Rate in Profession  
  # of Graduates from prior year % of Graduates from prior year
2021-2022 18 90%
2020-2021 20 100%
2019-2020 17 85%