Speech-Language Pathology
Master of Arts
Online + One 2-Week Summer Lab Session

An Innovative Online Master's Preparing Skilled Speech-Language Pathologists

The Speech-Language Pathology M.A. degree prepares students for entry-level employment as speech-language pathologists using a clinician-researcher model that provides a strong academic background and a foundation in evidence-based practice. It is offered in a primarily online format to meet the needs of non-traditional students with employment or family commitments that preclude participation in a traditional on-campus program. Students will visit our Greeley campus for one 2-week period during the first summer for laboratory experiences associated with coursework and academic advising. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) through September 2017.

This three-year master's degree program is offered by the Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences (ASLS) program of the College of Natural and Health Sciences in conjunction with the Graduate School through the Office of Extended Studies. We admit a cohort (group of students moving through the program together) of students for the Fall term of every even numbered year. The next cohort will begin Fall 2014.

Applicants to the program must either have earned an undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, or Communication Sciences/Disorders; or have completed a core of undergraduate prerequisite courses prior to beginning coursework for the degree program. Information on the application requirements and process can be accessed on the ASLS Graduate School Application Process page.

More Resources

We encourage you to visit the Audiology and Speech Language Sciences Prospective Graduate Students page and the Graduate School’s Prospective Students page for more detailed information about the Speech-Language Pathology M.A. program, Graduate School requirements and the application process.

 

Contact the Academic Program Coordinator

Speech-Language Pathology MA—Academic Program Coordinator

Dr. Kathleen Fahey
kathy.fahey@unco.edu
(970) 351-1587

Course of Study

This degree is offered in a primarily online format to meet the needs of non-traditional students with employment or family commitments that preclude participation in a traditional on-campus program. Students will visit our Greeley campus for 2 weeks during their first summer term for lab sessions and advisement.

The graduate curriculum provides the academic and clinical practicum components of the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

In addition to the coursework, satisfactory performance on a culminating activity or activities approved by the program faculty, in accordance with Graduate School policy, satisfies the completion of a comprehensive examination required to complete the Master of Arts program. 

Required Coursework—65 Credit Hours

  • Content Courses (32 semester hours)
  • Clinical Sequence (26 semester hours)
  • Research Sequence (7 semester hours)

View a sample curriculum schedule for the online Speech-Language Pathology MA.

Supervision Requirements for Clinical Practicum Courses

Students must be supervised by an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist for the clinical portion of all assessment and treatment practicum courses in the Clinical Sequence. Please see the additional information about the supervision requirements for the clinical practicum.

Admission Requirements and Transfer Credit

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