Speech-Language Pathology

University of Montevallo

24 months
881 USD/credit
412 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Students in our program have coursework and clinical practicum addressing a full range of disorders across the lifespan and are highly prepared to work in any setting. 

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
71 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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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