• Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program
Pre-Professional Undergraduate Program
The Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology undergraduate program provides students with a basic understanding of normal and disordered communication in preparation for entrance into graduate school. The undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology is pre-professional. A student must complete an advanced degree program and meet the requirements of credentialing agencies to practice in the professions.
A student must complete the university core course plus a statistics course, thirty-nine semester hours of required courses in the professional major, and eighteen to twenty-one hours in a minor area to complete the Bachelor of Science degree.
Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program
The Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology graduate program enables students to develop professional knowledge and clinical skills. Traditional and non-traditional students will demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities professionally and competently in a variety of clinical settings. The graduate program offers a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). A graduate of the program will meet the academic requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP), licensure from the Mississippi Department of Health, and teacher licensure from the Mississippi Department of Education.
Admission to the graduate speech-language pathology program is competitive. Decisions regarding admission are made during the months of March and April. In order to be considered for admission, the candidate must have completed the graduate school application process by March 1 for Fall admission. Applications may be requested from the Director of the Graduate School, 1100 College St. MUW-280, Columbus, MS 39701.
Requirements for admission to the Graduate School and the Speech-Language Pathology program include: a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution, a satisfactory undergraduate academic record (minimum 3.0 QPA based on a four point scale), GRE scores, a personal statement describing preparatory experiences, three letters of recommendation, and immunization record for measles and rubella.
The program is 18-36 months in length depending upon the student's background and enrollment. Forty-two graduate credit hours are required for a master's degree. No more than six hours of practicum credit will count toward the degree. Six semester hours of approved course work may be transferred for credit. Students must enroll for full-time study. Graduate academic classes are typically taught at night and clinical experiences are offered during the day. Students are required to have malpractice insurance, CPR certification, a crimianl background check, and 25 hours of clinical observation earned at an accredited univeristy before enrolling in clinical experience.
For information regarding graduate study in Speech-Language Pathology, call (662) 329-7270 or go to Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Admission Forms.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS:In addition to meeting the same admission standards required of other applicants, international applicants must satisfy other university requirements. For more information and assistance, please contact:
Office of International Programs
Mississippi University for Women
1100 College St. MUW-1613
Columbus, MS 39701 USA
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