Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology
The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), can help you develop the expertise you need to succeed in a dynamic field.
As you pursue a master’s in speech-language pathology, you will build critical thinking skills, cultural competency, ethical standards, and a strong understanding of compassionate patient care principles.
As a speech-language pathologist, you will have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of individuals across the lifespan. You will work with patients in schools, hospitals, skilled nursing homes, clinics, and more.
Speech-language pathology is predicted to grow 21% from 2014 to 2024—faster than the average for all occupations and faster than other health practitioner occupations.
The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is pursuing candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
USAHS is able to accept applications for this program but students cannot be enrolled or start classes until the school is in candidacy status. As part of the process of pursuing candidacy accreditation from the CAA, the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences completed an application for candidacy and hosted CAA reviewers for an onsite evaluation at the Austin campus in February. As a follow-up to this visit, USAHS anticipates notification of an accreditation decision on candidacy status in July.
About the MS-SLP program
- Requirement: 47-48 credit hours ( Required core courses: 36-37 credit hours, Clinical hours: 11-12 credit hours, 5 trimesters)
- The MS-SLP program may be completed in one year and eight months, depending on the path you choose and the number of courses you take in each trimester.
- Collaborate with peers and faculty, many of whom are practicing clinicians, through video discussions, interactive activities and advanced coursework.
- Complete your degree with online courses and required on-campus clinical residency weekend labs (one per trimester).
As USAHS seeks candidacy status for the MS SLP program, get ahead and complete several leveling courses. These courses are designed to provide a summary of learning objectives and serve as a pathway to the MS SLP program for undergraduates with a non-CSD or SLP degree. The leveling courses also provide applicants with the necessary pre-requisites to enter the graduate program.
- Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (SLP 5014)
- Speech Anatomy and Physiology (SLP 5008)
- Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation (SLP 5002)
- Normal Speech and Language Development (SLP 5032)
- Phonetics (SLP 5026)
- Neuroanatomy (SLP 5020)
As a MS-SLP student at USAHS, you’ll benefit from:
Our online speech pathology program allows you to further your education while you continue your career. Complete your program online, partner with a dedicated faculty mentor, and participate in on-campus activities – conferences, interprofessional projects, and clinics at USAHS’ Center for Innovative Clinical Practice – to reinforce your learning experience.
Choose from a diverse range of 5,000 clinics, hospitals and schools across 47 states to complete your clinical practica. The clinical practicum courses will help you to develop essential professional skills and determine what setting best fits your career goals.
Interprofessional Education Opportunities
We believe that collaboration is a cornerstone of education. At USAHS, you will have the unique opportunity to learn alongside students from different health care professions to hone your skills and benefit from a variety of perspectives. We’re confident that this team-based approach strengthens health systems and produces positive outcomes.
You will benefit from an interdisciplinary environment, student-centered community, and the opportunity to engage with alumni and future colleagues.
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 “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” Bureau of Labor Statistics, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm (February 13, 2017)