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Communication Sciences and Disorders - Speech-Language Pathology, MS

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This graduate program is administered by the area of Communication Sciences and Disorders .


The United States Department of Education requires institutions that provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading to professional certification or licensure about whether each program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification. Following is this disclosure information for this program:

The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Not applicable

The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology, you will: 

  1. Pass the comprehensive exam. 
  2. Complete a minimum of 400 supervised clinical practice hours. 
  3. Demonstrate professional practice competencies in the areas of ethical conduct and self-evaluation of effectiveness of practice. 

In speech-language pathology, you must take a comprehensive examination the semester before you begin a 15-credit clinical semester. In the clinical semester, you are assigned full time for one academic term to a hospital, clinic, school, etc. to gain professional experience in the type of setting that most interests you. You may complete a thesis in lieu of taking comprehensive examinations as a culminating experience. The thesis must be completed prior to graduation.

In audiology you will culminate your graduate program with a capstone project during the third year and a full-time, clinical externship during the entire fourth year.

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