Master of Speech-Language Pathology


Why St. Ambrose?

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Started in 2009, the St. Ambrose University Master of Speech-Language Pathology program is Iowa’s first and only MSLP program offered by a private university.

Beginning in their first year, students gain invaluable experience working in schools, clinics, community organizations and hospitals. Expert faculty supervise on-site clinicals and work one-on-one with students on research projects, helping them to gain the skills necessary to critically review SLP research, a vital skill in today’s workplace. 

Students learn through the latest technology in our newly renovated facility, which includes clinic rooms, a laboratory and a 30-person computer lab. The building is completely wireless, allowing for remote healthcare consultation. 

Program mission

The mission of the program is to develop exceptional speech-language pathologists dedicated to positively impacting their communities through service, advocacy and scholarship. 

Graduates of our program will be eligible for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification and other relevant local credentials.

Only at Ambrose

  • Students are known for their commitment to life-long learning, their high standards of professional behavior, their sensitivity to human diversity and their ability to use their knowledge and skills to impact the lives of others.
  • The MSLP program includes a special emphasis on educating bilingual speech-language pathologists to help fill the growing need nationally for multilingual SLPs.
  • A study trip option in Ecuador gives students the opportunity to enrich lives at an orphanage and learn about the importance of speech-language literacy outside the United States.
  • Students experience a spirit of cooperation and generosity in our program and on campus, which reflects the quality of life in the Quad Cities. They share classes with peers from the area who appreciate the convenience and flexibility we offer local residents, as well as with students who come here from locations such as Illinois, Colorado and California.