M.A. On Campus

Speech-Language Pathology

University of Minnesota

12 months
28344 USD/year
28344 USD/year
18720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Speech-Language Pathology program of the University of Minnesota is designed to prepare students for careers in clinical service delivery in speech-language pathology. Most graduates hold clinical positions in schools, hospitals, community clinics, private practices, and other facilities around the country where they evaluate and treat individuals with communication disorders.


Mission of the MA in Speech-Language Pathology

The Speech-Language Pathology program of the University of Minnesota combines academic coursework and clinical education experiences in the environment of a major research university where faculty are actively engaged in pursuing questions that have clinical relevance and impact. Master's students have opportunities to collaborate with faculty in research experiences in addition to fulfilling the requirements for professional practice.

The learning outcomes of our program's coursework and clinical practice are:

  • Students will apply principles of evidence-based practice to their clinical service delivery.
  • Students will apply principles of the ASHA code of ethics to entry-level practice.
  • Students will have the oral and written language skills necessary to engage in entry-level clinical practice.

These outcomes are directly related to our objective of educating students for entry-level clinical excellence, as well as for our emphasis on research.

The MA program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Because our program is accredited, students who complete the master's programs in speech-language pathology are eligible for clinical certification by ASHA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling and Professional Issues
  • Stuttering Motor Speech Disorders
  • Evaluation and Management of Dysphagia
  • Speech Sound Disorders: Assessment and Treatment across Languages
  • Assessment and Intervention of Language Disorders in Children
  • Advanced Audiologic Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits
  • 36 to 60 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Personal statement

Submit a statement that responds to the following two prompts in a single document:

  • Describe how your lived experiences, education, background, and interests have prepared you for graduate studies and professional training at the University of Minnesota (400 words or less).
  • The University of Minnesota’s Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences seeks applicants who have effective problem solving, communication, and advocacy skills, and a strong work ethic. 

Diversity statement


Two letters of recommendation

Possess a 2.8 or higher GPA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28344 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28344 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28344 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 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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