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The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology provides aspiring professionals with a firm understanding of the normal processes of speech, language, and hearing; the competence to diagnose and treat the full range of communicative disorders in all age groups; and the opportunity to practice in a wide variety of clinical settings, including schools, hospitals, clinics, special treatment centers, and private practice.

Speech-Language Pathology Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to communicate and practice in a contemporary, professional, ethical, culturally sensitive, and effective manner in the areas of advocacy, consultation, education, interprofessional collaboration, and administration.
  • Graduates of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate services or programs related to the prevention and identification of disorders of speech, oral and written language, swallowing, and related systems.
  • Graduates of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate assessment of individuals with suspected disorders of speech, oral and written language, swallowing, and related systems.
  • Graduates of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate intervention of individuals with disorders of speech, oral and written language, swallowing, and related systems.
  • Graduates of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to critically evaluate and interpret relevant research to support evidence-based clinical practice.

On-Campus Speech-Language Pathology Program

The five-semester, full-time On-Campus Master of Science (MS) program in Speech-Language Pathology provides aspiring professionals the competence to diagnose and treat the full range of communicative disorders in all age groups. The program affords students opportunities in externships, interprofessional practice and research.

The program provides academic and unique clinical instruction across the lifespan. Students are able to gain valuable experience in clinical activities in courses, in the STEPS lab, with standardized patients, in our new clinic, and in local and regional clinical settings. In addition, students may have an externship or placements in off-campus clinic settings.

Information on admissions requirements and how to apply to the program can be found on our Graduate Admissions page. Course descriptions, example syllabi, suggested sequence of study, as well as program requirements are available in the on-campus program’s Google Drive folder.

Online Speech-Language Pathology Program

The full-time Online Master of Science (MS) program in Speech-Language Pathology provides aspiring professionals the competence to diagnose and treat the full range of communicative disorders across the lifespan. The program affords students opportunities in clinical practicum experiences, interprofessional practice, and research.

The program begins in the summer and is eight semesters in length. Students accepted to this program will work as an SLP Assistant in the West Virginia schools while completing coursework online with periodic on-campus activities. Students will acquire clinical experiences in healthcare and educational settings as well as clinical activities in courses, in the STEPS lab, with standardized patients, and in local and regional clinical settings. Students will receive a salary as an SLP-A, but may be expected to cover their WVU tuition and living expenses. Supplemental benefits and assistance may be available through individual counties within an SLP-A job offer.

Information on admissions requirements and how to apply to the program can be found on our Graduate Admissions page. Course descriptions, example syllabi, suggested sequence of study, as well as program requirements are available in the online program’s Google Drive folder.