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Master of Speech-Language Pathology



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  • Full-time students complete the program in two years. Students stay with the same group and take all classes together—building bonds and teamwork skills.
  • MSLP graduate students come into the program with undergraduate degrees from an array of disciplines, including psychology, elementary education, early childhood education, kinesiology, liberal arts, health sciences and human services.  Any undergraduate major is acceptable.
  • Students participate in clinical experiences in a variety of locations, from public schools to hospitals to rehab facilities. In their second year, they complete 20–24 weeks of full-time internships, one in a child-client setting and one in an adult-client setting.
  • Graduates will be prepared for entry into independent professional practice and will be eligible for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification and other relevant local credentials.

Students completing graduate training from an accredited or candidacy accredited program become eligible for certification by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The Association awards the Certificate of Clinical Competence to educationally and professionally qualified applicants. Typically, individuals having met the certification requirements for ASHA will be eligible for state licensing.

Some states, however, require coursework in addition to that included in the program's curriculum, in order to work in public school settings. Resources related to state licensure requirements and state Department of Education requirements are available at the website below. Please be advised that laws, regulations and policies may change at any time, so always check with the state you plan on practicing in for the most up-to-date information.

Read the MSLP Strategic Plan (pdf)