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Speech-Language Pathology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The graduate program of study that is available primarily for applicants with undergraduate degrees in Communication Science and Disorders or related fields. The degree requires 5 semesters (2 years) and includes academic coursework as well as clinical practicum requirements. 

One unique feature of our program is that all our academic faculty also serve as clinical supervisors, facilitating the classroom to clinic connection.  Our faculty and staff have all practiced extensively as SLPs and continue to maintain their credentials.  Students have the opportunity for a minimum of three unique off-campus clinical experiences. In addition, students complete both an adult and a pediatric, off-campus, full-time practicum placement during their final spring semester (8 weeks at each site).  Our graduates are fully qualified to begin practice in clinics, hospitals, schools, or skilled nursing facilities.

UM offers a program of academic excellence.  With a class size limited to 25, our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and professional competencies.  All faculty and staff have open-door policies and are here to mentor you through the degree program.  The curriculum does not require night or weekend courses and all faculty are full time professors at UM and are available to students on-site. No adjunct or distance instructors are utilized at the graduate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Phonetics
  • Normal Language Development
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Speech
  •  Language Disorders
  •  Articulation and Phonological Disorders (Speech Sound Disorders)
  •  Audiology
  • Aural Rehabilitation

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Minimum score of 290 on the GRE (850 in the old format)
  • 3 recommendation forms completed by faculty members with whom you had direct interaction
  • A personal interview may be required. You will notified after the application deadline to schedule an interview (either in-person or via video chat).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    881 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 881 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 412 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montevallo

  • 850 - 1300 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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