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Speech-Language Pathology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
The master's degree in speech-language pathology strives to produce highly skilled clinicians seeking to enter the field. Most students will be able to complete the program in four full-time semesters and one or two summers with a common entry point in the fall semester.

About

Exceptions may occur for the student who has a number of prerequisites to complete or who is conducting an extensive research project. A master's degree from KU will, in most circumstances, satisfy the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's certification standards for continuing on to the clinical fellowship year. A certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology is awarded upon completion of a successful clinical fellowship.

About the Intercampus Program in Communicative DisordersThis program is offered through the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders which consists of the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders on the KU Lawrence campus and the Department of Hearing and Speech on the KU Medical Center campus. The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing is within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, while the Department of Hearing and Speech is part of the KU School of Health Professions.

Students take courses on both campuses. Block scheduling of courses reduces the frequency of commuting. A committee of faculty from both departments is responsible for instruction, curriculum planning, student selection and advising, clinical practicum policies, and course scheduling.

Accreditation

The Master of Arts education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Kansas is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.


Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar in Multicultural Issues
  • Evaluation of Speech and Language
  • Clinical Processes
  • Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Professional Seminar
  • Research experience (thesis or nonthesis option)
  • SPLH electives (8 seminars, 2 credit hours each)
  • Field Study in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Advanced electives (SPLH, outside department, or thesis)
  • Second field study or fourth practicum experience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A copy of each official transcript should be uploaded into your online application at the time of application.
  • They ONLY require transcripts from schools where students obtained their degrees and from those where speech-language pathology prerequisite courses were taken. 
  • Students MUST upload ALL of their own transcripts BEFORE submitting their application in order for their application to be considered ‘complete.’ 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    977 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    977 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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