Develop the skills you need for a rewarding career helping people with speech and language disorders. As a student in the Speech-Language Pathology program, you'll benefit from a student-centered curriculum, relevant research opportunities, and varied clinical experiences that will prepare you to address the needs of people with communication and swallowing disorders of any age. Under the guidance of our caring faculty experts, you will be able to build your future as a speech-language pathologist in a wide range of practice settings.
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 (20131) has consistently ranked this profession as one of the most desirable jobs in America for the past five years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (20132) expects 26,000 new jobs for SLPs before 2022, or a growth rate of 19%.
1U.S. News and World Reports | http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/speech-language-pathologist | Retrieved 11-6-14
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 11-6-14
The national median speech-language pathologist salary is $69,870 per year, or $33.59/hr. (U.S. Department of Labor Statistics; Occupational Outlook Handbook; http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm | Retrieved 11-6-14)
Individuals applying for admission to the College of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology Program must submit documentation of 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 internship 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) has been granted candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA is awarded to qualified new programs for a maximum period of five years. Students attending the MWU SLP Program are afforded the same benefits as those attending any accredited program.
Students on the Downers Grove Campus benefit from a safe and secure suburban learning environment. Located 25 miles west of Chicago, our beautiful gated campus features 105-acres of wooded land and provides students with excellent living and learning opportunities. In addition, the University maintains a strong record of campus safety and has earned several partnership and citizen awards from local fire and police departments.
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At age 11, I decided I wanted a career that would allow me to help others.
I cannot wait to be a practitioner who will be able to utilize my understanding of patients’ occupations in therapy in order to help them to live life to the fullest.