Our department awards a Master of Arts degree that prepares students for a career as a speech-language pathologist through rigorous coursework and clinical practicums.
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) focuses on studying the normal development of speech, language, and hearing as well as the understanding and clinical management of disorders in these processes. The SLHS program offers curricula leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. The full-time program is typically completed in two years (for students with a Bachelor’s degree in SLHS) or three years (for students with a Bachelor’s degree in an area other than SLHS). Once admitted to the program, students choose either the thesis (Plan A) or non-thesis (Plan B) option. The M.A. program in speech-language pathology leads to clinical certification and is accredited by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA).
The average clock hours earned by our 2017 graduating class was 515. Overall, the range of clock hours for our 2017 graduates was 430 to 690 hours, with the minimum requirement from ASHA at 375 hours.