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Speech-Language Pathology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, AR,
The Speech-Language Pathology program is part of the College of Allied Health and offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology degree.  The curriculum is an intensive five-semester program of coursework comprising 60 semester hours for students with an undergraduate background in communication sciences and disorders. 


Essential functions, as distinguished from academic standards, refer to the cognitive, physical, and behavioral abilities that are necessary for satisfactory completion of all aspects of the curriculum, as well as the development of professional attributes required by the faculty of all students at graduation. The essential skills required by the curriculum are in the following areas: motor, sensory, communication, intellectual/cognitive (conceptual, integrative, and quantitative abilities for problem solving and diagnosis), and behavioral/emotional aspects of professional practice for speech-language pathologists.

Upon completion of this program a student will be eligible to sit for the national certifying exam (PRAXIS II) administered by the Educational Testing Service.  Students will also be eligible to apply for membership in ASHA. Students graduating with a M.S. in speech-language pathology and passing the certification exam will be eligible to apply for national certification and licensure in Arkansas and other states.


The master’s (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Harding University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Programme Structure

  • Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Communication Disorders With the Birth to 5 Population 
  • Research and Writing 
  • Clinical Practicum I 
  • Neurology of Speech, Language and Hearing
  • Counseling/Interviewing in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Completed CSDCAS application form (CSDCAS will open on August 2, 2017)
  • Academic transcript indicating an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (CSDCAS will open on August 2, 2017)
  • Evidence of successful completion of academic coursework in normal language development, phonetics, anatomy and physiology of communication, speech science, phonological and articulation disorders, audiology, and aural rehabilitation, statistics, biological science, physical science (physics or chemistry), and social/behavioral science. (as documented through CSDCAS)
  • Competitive GPA on undergraduate academic courses (the overall average graduate GPA for our 2017 admissions was 3.6)
  • Competitive GRE score
  • Three letters of evaluation (CSDCAS will open on August 2, 2017)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Searcy

  • 870 - 1270 USD/month
    Living Costs

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