Our master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology fully prepares graduate students to meet all of the academic and clinical requirements for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Speech-Language Pathology.
A non-clinical Master of Science degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (MS-SLHS) is available for students who choose not to pursue clinical training, or to complete the PhD, but complete the appropriate coursework and a thesis.
Academic and clinical training requirements are included in the M.S. Student Handbook, The Cactus Book:
Our program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
The master’s program provides the academic and clinical education to meet ASHA Certification requirements, as well as the Arizona Department of Health Services Licensing requirements.
Professional licensing requirements for individual states is available from ASHA.
The faculty members of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences are committed to providing graduate education, both academic and clinical, of the highest quality. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, with undergraduate degrees in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (or Communication Sciences and Disorders) or with undergraduate degrees in other fields.
Applicants to the graduate program should have completed a minimum of coursework in the following areas:
All applicants must apply on-line through the UA Graduate College and pay necessary fees.
You can schedule a visit to campus any time, but we will have special 2014 student visitation dates scheduled soon. Please contact Denise Minopoli (email@example.com) for more information. The application process for 2014-2015 is now open.
A variety of funding opportunities are available for students. Students desiring financial aid should indicate this on the Department application form. Traineeships, assistantships, and fellowships, when available, currently provide a stipend of approximately $7,000 per year for M.S. and Au.D. level students. Some traineeships, assistantships, and fellowships also include remission of tuition and fees; others do not. If you receive an assistantship, you will be assigned duties for approximately ten hours per week. Students may also be awarded Graduate Tuition Scholarships, which waive out-of-state tuition, as well as Graduate Academic Scholarships, which waive registration fees.
Our graduate students have opportunity for experience in a variety of clinical settings with individuals with a wide range of communication disorders.
Note that this descriptive information regarding the types of students admitted to our program in recent years, rather than acceptance criteria.
Program completion rates, certification examination, and employment information on recent graduates of the SLP program.