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  • Speech-Language Pathology

Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology

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  • Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology

    Notice of Accreditation Status

    The Master’s education program in speech-language pathology at Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

    Program Description

    The Master of Science in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences is a professional degree. It is the entry-level clinical degree in the field of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Students completing this program are qualified for clinical positions in communication disorders throughout the nation. The graduate program at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Candidates for the master’s degree fulfill academic and clinical requirements established by ASHA for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). The master’s degree program requires five semesters of study.

    Key Features of the Program

    • Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
    • Classes on timely topics such as Augmentative/Alternative Communication, Social and Cognitive Correlates of Speech and Language Disorders, Aging and Dementia, Dysphagia across the lifespan, and Adolescent Language Disorders.
    • Extensive computer-based clinical and research instrumentation for speech and voice analysis, audiology, and augmentative communication.
    • Students volunteer for speech, hearing, language and memory screenings, stuttering support group; present at regional and national conferences; gain insight into the speech-language pathology profession.
    • Extremely high job placement.
    • Wonderful faculty-student interaction.
    • Our students have high success rates at the PRAXIS examination (required for ASHA).
    • A wide variety of off-campus practica and internships are available in medical, school, private, and other settings (over 33 excellent clinical practicum affiliations).
    • Our faculty has diversified expertise and experience.

    Special Clinics

    Auditory Processing Clinic

    • Assesses and treats individuals with auditory and language processing disorders.

    Regional Assistive Technology Center (RATC)

    • Provides assessment and rehabilitation options for individuals with severe expressive communication disorders who are unable to use oral speech.
    • Provides communication devices and knowledge of augmentative communication systems.