The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology was designed to prepare a person for a career in the public schools, special schools, special school districts; or in clinical settings such as hospitals, guidance centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes; or in industry; or in private practice; or others. The person majoring in this area may also prepare for entry into a Ph.D. program.
The curriculum has been designed to focus on the academic, clinical, and research foundations for a career in speech-language pathology. Students graduating from the program are prepared to make intelligent decisions and take appropriate, thoughtful action. The program is organized to encourage students to use critical thinking and problem-solving to identify and meet the communication needs of individuals and families.
Completion of course work for speech-language pathology requires two academic years (fall, spring) and one summer; enrollment in two summer sessions is encouraged.