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AZ: Midwestern University Announces New Speech-Language Pathology Degree Program in Glendale

September 29, 2015

by Office of Communications

In an effort to address a growing healthcare need, Midwestern University will offer a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology on the Glendale Campus. The University is currently accepting applications for the new program and plans to matriculate its first class of 40 students in the fall of 2016. Qualified applicants are required to have earned a bachelor's degree and completed prerequisite communication disorders coursework. The program takes seven quarters, or just under two years, for degree completion. 

"Midwestern University continues to develop new graduate programs to meet the needs of our community," says Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University. "We are providing our students with the most advanced techniques and technology available to treat patients with speech-language needs with advanced care."

Speech-language pathologists are the professional of choice for families whose children experience developmental delays, or individuals who lose their communicative abilities due to accidents, injuries, or disease.  Therapists address the needs of people with communication and swallowing disorders of any age, from infancy through adulthood.  The demand for qualified speech-language pathologists is expected to grow in response to an aging population and growing numbers of children with language and learning problems. Most speech-language pathology programs place 100 percent of their graduates in entry-level jobs within three months of graduation.

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at Midwestern University will provide students with academic, research, and clinical experiences that will prepare them for a rewarding career. Students accepted into the program will enjoy the advantage of being educated in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment with other healthcare professionals such as physicians, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, and veterinarians, along with psychologists, occupational and physical therapists. Graduates of the program will be fully qualified for entry-level positions as speech-language pathologists in a variety of educational or healthcare settings.

Prospective students seeking additional information can contact Midwestern University's Office of Admissions at (623) 572-3215 or email

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