The College of Health Sciences' Speech-Language Pathology Program pairs you with student-centered curriculum and faculty mentors to help you develop skills in working with adults and children with communication disorders. As a speech-language pathologist, you will need not only knowledge of the field, but also critical thinking, problem solving and self-confidence. We work with you to enhance those traits so that you can become an empathetic, compassionate, patient-centered professional on tomorrow's healthcare team.
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
7 quarters, 21 months, full-time
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Speech-Language Pathologist Professional Responsibilities
Speech-language pathologist continues to be one of the top rated professions in the United States based upon growth of the profession, available jobs, and starting salaries. U.S. News and World Reports (20161) has consistently ranked this profession as one of the most desirable social service jobs in America. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics (20152) predicts that the number of speech-language pathologists will grow by 21 percent over the next 10 years. That translates to approximately 29,000 new therapist positions by 2024.
1U.S. News and World Reports | http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/speech-language pathologist| Retrieved 12-7-2016
2U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, PSB Suite 2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20212-0001| Telephone: 1-202-691-5700 | http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm | Retrieved 12-7-2016
The national median speech-language pathologist salary is $71,550 per year, or approximately $34 per hour. (U.S. Department of Labor Statistics; Occupational Outlook Handbook; http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm | Retrieved 12-7-2016)
Individuals applying for admission to the College of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology Program must submit documentation for the following minimum requirements before the academic year commences for the incoming class:
The Speech-Language Pathology Program provides academic, research, and clinical experiences that culminate in the Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology degree. The program of study spans seven quarters of study, with degree completion targeted for 21 months. Five quarters of didactic coursework are followed by two quarters of advanced practicum experiences. Students may elect to complete a master's thesis or an alternate research-based capstone. Graduates of the program will be prepared for entry-level positions as speech-language pathologists in a variety of educational or healthcare settings.
Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413. Speech-Language Pathology programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program at Midwestern University (MWU) in Glendale, Arizona, is a candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850; 800/498-2071 or 301/296-5700. Candidacy is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.
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