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 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 settings. 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)
Through 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 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.
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