Communicative Disorders

University of Louisville

24 months
26454 USD/year
12684 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Division of Speech-Language Pathology, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine offers a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders for speech-language pathology majors. The Program offers a unique opportunity to pursue a Master of Science degree to students with and without an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology.


The program includes two phases. Applications from students without a background in speech-language pathology will be submitted automatically to the Preparatory phase of the program. Applications from students who currently hold a Bachelors' degree in speech-language pathology will be submitted automatically to the core phase of the program. The program leading to a Master of Science degree for Speech Pathology undergraduate degree majors is a full time five-semester sequence beginning each year in the fall semester.

The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) accredits the Speech-Language Pathology Program. Graduating students will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence by ASHA if all requirements are fulfilled. Students may also be eligible for Kentucky State Teaching Certification in speech-language pathology. The Teacher Certification Program by which speech pathology students prepare for school therapy positions is certified by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education. Additional coursework may be required to be eligible for ASHA or teaching certification.

The program has cooperative arrangements with more than thirty schools, agencies, hospitals, and practice groups in the Kentuckiana region.

Programme Structure

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Communication Sciences
  • Neurological Disorders of Speech Production
  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication
  • Aphasia
  • Preschool Language Intervention
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Voice Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Speech Pathology
  • Practicum: Audiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Deadline for filing - September 19




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All candidates for admission to graduate programs must complete the online application form
  • A non-refundable application $60 US fee is required with the application form
  • Applicants for admission to a degree program must submit an official transcript from each college attended. All University of Louisville transcripts will automatically be submitted with completion of an application
  • Applications to non-degree or certificate programs need only submit an official transcript certifying at least a bachelor's degree
  • Applicants for admission to most graduate degree programs must take the general section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • All applicants for whom English is a second language must also submit official TOEFL and IELTS scores
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work are required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26454 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13227 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6342 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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