MS in Speech-Language Pathology Careers & Outcomes

  • MSUM Speech-Language Pathology graduates have extremely high placement and PRAXIS examination pass rates. The three-year average for both statistics stand at 100 percent.

    Upon completing the five-semester program, you’ll be qualified for clinical positions in communication disorders throughout the nation. More than 33 clinical practicum affiliations are available for off-campus practica and internships, including medical, school, private and other settings.

    After graduation, approximately half of MSUM’s Speech-Language Pathology graduates work in a medical setting, while the other half work in school settings. Employment in all sectors of the field is growing steadily. By 2020, demand for speech-language pathologists and audiologists is expected to increase by 23 percent and 37 percent, respectively.

    Student Outcome Data

  • All professions have knowledge and skills that must be developed. In the field of SLP, students gain knowledge and develop skills about normal communication, communication disorders and differences. Related aspects are also very important such as completing accurate and timely documentation, practicing ethically, and developing effective interpersonal skills. The following advising resources related to necessary attributes may be helpful to persons considering the field:

    Essential Functions Advising Handout

    ASHA code of Ethics

  • The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) is the most comprehensive source for information on the profession. 

    The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the student branch of ASHA and has many resources and valuable information for students.

    State organizations can also provide information, such as the Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MNSHA).