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Speech / Language Pathology, Master

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University rank #561 (QS) , SC,
The development and use of speech, language and hearing has significant impact on academic performance, career opportunities and socialization. That's why we are preparing clinical scientists to advance the practice of speech-language pathology, and training the next generation of university professors and research scientists.


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Arnold School of Public Health, offers two master's degree programs: the master in speech pathology (M.S.P.) and the master of communication disorders (M.C.D.). Both degrees are accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Graduates are eligible for national certification, state licensure and South Carolina teacher certification.

The master in speech pathology degree program is designed for students who do not have training in the field of speech-language pathology or those who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in speech pathology and are not working in the profession. 

The master of communication disorders is a part-time degree program offered through distance education. The curriculum, course requirements and practicum experiences are identical to the M.S.P. program, the only difference being the manner in which content is delivered.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication, Law, and Society
  • Alternative Voices
  • Issues and Methods in Speech Communication Research
  • Teaching Speech Communication
  • Directing Debate and Forensics
  • Studies in the Rhetoric of Science and Technology
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Studies in Public Address
  • Studies in the Rhetoric of Movements
  • Performance Studies in Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

In order to complete the application you will need to gather several pieces of information including the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • Standardized Test scores (consult the program to which you are applying for particular test requirements)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Two or more letters of recommendation
  • Application
  • Application Fee $50
  • English Proficiency Requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14598 USD/semester
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  • National

    14598 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    6825 USD/semester
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
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