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Speech-Language Pathology, M.Sc.

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This program is designed to prepare professional speech-language pathologists to meet the needs of the communicatively handicapped in hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, and schools. It is also designed to meet the academic and clinical requirements of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, leading to national certification and state licensure.

About

What is a Speech Language Pathologist?

Speech-Language Pathologists, also known as Speech Therapists or Speech Pathologists, are health service providers who evaluate and diagnose disorders associated with speech, language, cognition, communication, and swallowing in individuals from infants to geriatrics. They work with a wide variety of people, including: those who cannot articulate speech sounds or produce them clearly, have difficulties understanding and using language, problems with fluency or rhythm of speech such as stuttering, difficulty with feeding or swallowing, vocal quality problems such as hoarseness, inappropriate pitch, and resonance issues like cleft palate, individuals who wish to achieve better communication skills through accent reduction, and cognitive communication impairments dealing with problem solving, memory, and attention.

To be employed as a speech-language pathologist, a graduate degree is required.  Some states allow, in some settings, those holding a Bachelor's degree to work as a speech-language pathology assistant.

In what settings do Speech Language Pathologists work?

Speech-Language Pathologists have an infinite amount of settings they can pursue during their career. Settings they could possibly work in include but are not limited to public or private schools, hospitals, private practice, short and long term health care facilities, adult day care centers, college and universities, home health agencies, state and local health departments, community clinics, rehabilitation centers, centers for persons with developmental disabilities, and research laboratories.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methodology in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Early Intervention in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Seminar in Language Disorders of Childhood
  • Dysfluency
  • Aphasia
  • Voice Disorders
  • Speech Science

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    79

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    143

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • Application and Fee: Submit an application with a $95 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Original copy/copies of transcripts/marksheets in English for evaluation by the Graduate School (must be supplied by the institution)
  • Transcripts are evaluatedby the Graduate School
  • NOTE: any international transfer work requires an external evaluation by a NACES member institution; students are responsible for having this evaluation completed (only needed if the students wants to transfer graduate credit from a non-US institution)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    962 USD/credit
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  • National

    899 USD/credit
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  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
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Living costs for Bowling Green

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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