Viterbo’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MSSLP) program prepares students with the academic and practical experience needed to work as a certified speech-language pathologist. Our year-round, full-time 58-credit-hour master's takes students two years (five semesters) to complete. The program blends face-to-face coursework and clinical experiences in area health care facilities and schools.
The MSLP program covers a range of topics related to communication disorders and their treatment, including speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders. The program provides a solid understanding of Deaf culture and the needs of diverse communities. Students also, under the supervision of an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist, obtain clinical experience assessing and treating communication disorders while also developing a professional network within the field.
Overall, the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology provides the necessary knowledge and experience to make a profound impact on the lives of individuals with a communication disorder.
- The VU MS in Speech-Language Pathology requires a BS/BA in Communications Disorders or completion of a Post Baccalaureate Certificate that is designed for entry into a Speech-Language Pathology program.
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Over the course of two years, students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the assessment, treatment, and challenges affecting individuals with communication disorders. The program provides a solid understanding of Deaf culture and the needs of diverse communities with in-person coursework and clinical experience.
Program includes clinical experiences in
- Health care facilities
- And schools