First-rate Training, Exceptional Opportunities
For more than 50 years, our master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology has provided exceptional career preparation that helps you stand out in the job market. Our program has a 100 percent job placement rate among recent graduates who’ve sought employment, and a 100 percent pass rate on the national Praxis exam in speech-language pathology.
Available in either an on-campus or online format, our Speech-Language Pathology master’s degree program offers superior opportunities for clinical training, professional mentoring and skill development in evidence-based practice (EBP). You’ll work alongside experienced practitioners in the UNC Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic, gaining extensive hands-on experience in a busy, full-service campus-based clinic, as well as at off-campus affiliated sites. You’ll also develop expertise in clinical research design, data analysis and scientific writing.
M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology (on campus)
UNC’s fully accredited program stands out for its strong foundation in evidence-based practice (EBP). Our clinician-researcher model helps you develop comprehensive skills that can propel you to a wide range of career specializations, including clinical practice serving children and/or adults, across a multitude of setting. The full-time two-year program which uses a cohort model is approved by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), so students from throughout the 15-state WICHE region can pay in-state tuition.
Upon completion of the Speech-Language Pathology master’s you’ll be eligible to earn the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology as well as professional licensure granted by the Colorado Department of Education and/or Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.
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M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology (online)
Our fully accredited online Speech-Language Pathology master’s, you’ll be eligible to earn the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology professional licensure granted by the Colorado Department of Education and/or Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. The ideal student for this program is an SLPA (or the equivalent) working in the public school system.
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America's expanding population and the emergence of new technologies have created increasing opportunities for certified speech-language pathologists working with individuals of all ages. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects job openings for certified speech-language pathologists to expand significantly over the next decade Graduates of our speech-language pathology master’s degree program have a 100 percent job placement rate over the last five years.
Consider UNC's M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology if you:
- Seek professional certification as a Speech-Language Pathologist
- Enjoy working with multicultural, diverse populations, including children and senior citizens
- Desire a career in clinical practice
You’ll learn about:
- Evidence-based practice
- Neurological and physiological bases of speech and language
- Technologies and treatment options in speech-language pathology
- Rehabilitation strategies and therapeutic tactics
- Scientific writing
- Speech and Hearing Science
- Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Communication
- Language and Literacy Disorders in Children
- Acquired Disorders of Language and Cognition
- Research Methods
- Swallowing Disorders
- Voice Disorders
- Aural Rehabilitation
The University of Northern Colorado Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic is an outstanding on-campus facility for training in clinical practice and research, and serves a multi-state region. Benefit from extraordinary opportunities to observe and learn from experienced clinicians, while honing your ability to diagnose, treat and communicate with clients.