Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology (MA)
This two-year program is designed to prepare students for entry-level activity as speech-language pathologists. The program is full time and has an emphasis on preparing students to be life-long learners with a strong foundation in evidence-based practice (EBP) and academics. Our program is constructed within a framework of the clinician-researcher model.
The curriculum supports the development of skills related to EBP in a sequence that provides students with hands-on learning opportunities in a clinical setting. Our well-designed public clinic allows students to hone their skills and learn about business practices of the profession. Throughout the curriculum, students gain experience formulating clinical questions, examining research, collecting data, evaluating outcomes, and presenting their findings in written and oral formats. Through their coursework and clinical training students develop critical thinking skills that will support them in the future.
In addition to on-campus clinical practica, students complete two internships. These internships are in public school settings and medical facilities. Students may complete these internships locally or away from the Northern Colorado area. Northern Colorado is a dynamic, growing region which houses a number of large, regional hospitals as well as many small, mid-sized rehabilitation and care facilities. These sites provide our students with many opportunities for learning.
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Accreditation and Certification
The master's program in speech-language pathology at the University of Northern Colorado is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech- Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Blvd. #310, Rockville MD 20850. (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.