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Online Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

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Pursue a meaningful career.

We designed our program based on the Big 9 areas of expected competencies established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Council on Academic Accreditation for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

Speech-language pathology can be a rewarding career. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked it the No. 11 best job in America for 2023. This is your chance to help patients find their voice and make meaningful connections — and we can help you do it. Let’s be brave together.

Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700

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Admission requirements​:

  • Verified CSDCAS application​
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended​
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree or certificate from a regionally accredited institution. Approved bachelor’s degrees include:​
  • B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders​
  • B.S. in Communication Disorders​
  • B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology​
  • Another bachelor’s degree or certificate with a communication sciences and disorders/speech-language pathology bridge or leveling program that meets prerequisite course requirements​
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)​
  • Resume​

* Applicants that don’t meet GPA may be considered provisional admission.

The Master’s of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology {residential, distance education} at Maryville University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700

Dynamic, affordable, and highly streamlined.

  • Apply with ease via the Centralized Application Service for Communication Science & Disorders Programs (CSDCAS).
  • Get the support you need. Whether you need advising, tutoring, counseling, financial aid, or tech support, we’re with you the whole way — from application through graduation.
  • Enjoy a dynamic, project-based curriculum. Complete practical experiences and build real-world skills through simulation using innovative programs such as Simucase and MBSImP.
  • Learn from industry leaders. Work with our dedicated faculty of experienced, practicing clinicians who help you connect the curriculum to real-world outcomes.
  • Prepare for a rewarding career. Get ready to become a state-licensed, ASHA-certified SLP-CCC, and qualify for MBSImP certification.

A New Career

With your speech-language pathology master’s degree, you can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals and health clinics
  • Schools and childcare settings
  • Early intervention centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Skilled nursing centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Research centers
  • Private practices
  • Communications-based corporations
  • Home health
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