M.Sc. Online

Speech-Language Pathology - Online

James Madison University

24 months
1184 USD/credit 26640 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 26640 USD/year
466 USD/credit 10485 USD/year
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The James Madison University's master's degree program in Speech-Language Pathology - Online is designed to provide a broad spectrum of academic and practicum experiences necessary for the education of specialists who deal with disorders of human communication and swallowing. 


About this Degree

Clinical practical experiences are available in a wide range of professional settings including the JMU Applied Laboratory, various hospital and rehabilitation programs, and the public schools. The academic and clinical components of the program are consistent with the requirements for certification in speech-language pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for health and education licensure in speech-language pathology by the commonwealth of Virginia.

Distance Learning in Virginia Educating Speech-Language Pathologists (DLVE-SLP) was originally a multi-university collaborative funded by the Virginia Department of Education to help address the shortage of school SLPs in the state of Virginia. Since 2013, JMU is the sole institution providing an online master's degree within Virginia. Successful Distance Learning in Virginia Educating Speech-Language Pathologists (DLVE-SLP) candidates will have met all prerequisite course work listed on the website and may apply to the James Madison University Speech-Language Pathology - Online master's program to undertake their degree in the primarily online program. 

Accepted students will complete a part-time, three year program as listed on the departmental website. Although many of the requirements are completed in an online mode, interested individuals should be aware that there are some on-campus requirements, typically scheduled during summer months. Students interested in the DLVE-SLP program should consult the department website for more detailed information and the name of a contact person prior to applying.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Aging and Communication 
  • Autism 
  • Augmentative Communication 
  • Birth to Five: Language Development and Disorders 
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders 
  • Neuromotor Speech Disorders 
  • Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Speech & Language

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

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  • A personal written statement
  • Official GRE scores, be sure to use DI Code 1043
  • Official transcripts
  • 2 names of references with contact information
  • Please note: 
  • There is a minimum 3.25 overall GPA and major GPA.
  • We do not provide GA/TA funding for part- time students.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10485 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.


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