MS in Speech-Language Pathology

  • The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology is a professional, entry-level clinical degree in the field of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Completing this program qualifies you for clinical positions in communication disorders throughout the nation. The graduate program at Minnesota State University Moorhead 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.

    • Classes include 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.
    • Students experience 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; and gain insight into the speech-language pathology profession.
    • Our graduates enjoy 100% job placement (see student achievement data).
    • Our students have high success rates at the PRAXIS examination (see student achievement data).
    • A wide variety of off-campus practica and internships are available in medical, school, private, and other settings (over 33 excellent clinical practicum affiliations).

    Post-Baccalaureate Program Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic Speech-Language Hearing Sciences Undergraduate Program