Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program

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Treat disorders, change lives

Lisps and stutters – examples of stumbling blocks for communication.

As a speech-language pathologist (SLP), you can treat disorders like these and help people regain their voice.

Why earn your master's degree in speech-language pathology at Missouri State?


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  • Be primed for success – Our graduates achieve nearly 100% pass rates for the Praxis exam and are employed nationwide.
  • Enjoy quality and affordability – Join a cost-effective program that teaches you the dynamics of being an SLP.
  • Enhance your marketability – Have externships with people from across the lifespan. Train around the nation. Gain experience in multiple work settings.
  • Receive the best training – Your instructors are certified SLPs. You’ll have access to great equipment and facilities.

What sets us apart: Results

By studying speech-language pathology at Missouri State, you’re set up for success.

Pass rate


Average three-year pass rate on the SLP Praxis exam for MSU students.
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Employment rate


Average three-year employment rate for graduates of the SLP program at MSU.
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Average annual salary for speech-language pathologists.
Source: ASHA salary trends (.pdf)

SLP degree: Review your path to take

There are two pathways for earning your degree.

While it helps to have a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders (CSD), many of our students come from other areas: pre-med, education and more.

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Sample schedule
Earn your SLP degree in two years if you have a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders (CSD).
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Become qualified for SLP
Is your bachelor's degree not in communication sciences and disorders? Take this alternative route to become qualified for SLP graduate programs.
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Careers and outcomes
Play a pivotal role in helping people build stronger connections.