Speech Language Pathology (M.S.) 50 Credits
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department offers a graduate program for a Master of Science degree in speech language pathology. The degree also makes provisions for a teacher certification following the completion of the master’s degree.
Upon completion of the master's degree, students are eligible for:
- Certification by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Pennsylvania license to practice speech language pathology
- Pennsylvania teaching certificate in speech-language impaired
Note: The Master of Science education program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The admission requirements for graduate studies are:
- A baccalaureate degree from an acceptably accredited college or university
- A 3.0 QPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the baccalaureate degree
- GRE testing for full admission if the applicant does not have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Students must obtain at least a score of 1000 and a score of 4.0.
- A one-page letter of intent
- Three faculty and/or professional recommendations documenting applicant's potential and/or effectiveness in specialization area and/or professional performance
Student also must have:
- 12 semester hours of credit in courses related to normal development and the sciences related to speech, hearing and language
- Three credits in speech pathology
- Three credits in language disorders
- Six credits in audiology, including three credits in aural rehabilitation
- Three credits in augmentative and alternative communication
- 25 clinical observation hours
- Three credits in statistics
- Three credits in behavioral/social sciences
- Three credits in biological sciences
- Three credits in physical sciences
- Three credits in mathematics
Note: Students may make up undergraduate deficiencies. Applicants who fail to satisfy the admission requirements may be admitted conditionally. In such cases, the terms of the conditional admission will be specified for the individual applicant.
International applicants: In addition to these requirements, international applicants must meet the testing requirements specified by the Graduate College.
In addition to scholastic requirements, students must undergo a physical examination at the university health center before completing any clinical assignment or at an off-campus site.
The physical examination must include a record of immunity to or freedom from:
- rubeola (red measles)
- rubella (German or three-day measles)
- varicella (chicken pox)
- Hepatitis B
- active tuberculosis.
Note: Students who do not show proof of current immunizations will not be permitted to enroll in CSD 422/522 Externship.
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