Graduate and Professional Programs

Master's Program in Speech-language Pathology

The mission of the Department of Communication Disorders is to provide a comprehensive educational experience consisting of academic coursework, clinical training, and research opportunities for students pursuing professional careers in speech-language pathology. The Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology combines academic course work and practical experience to prepare students to evaluate, treat, and conduct research with persons with communication and swallowing disorders in any professional setting. The two year graduate program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The curriculum is designed to cover the knowledge and skills outlined by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) required for certification as a speech-language pathologist, licensure from the Oklahoma Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and certification by the Oklahoma State Department of Education Additionally, successful graduates are prepared to apply for doctoral study in speech-language pathology and to assume leadership positions in professional organizations. 

Admission
Prospective graduate students apply for admission through the Graduate School and entering classes generally have 15-20 students. Financial aid, scholarships and graduate assistantships may be available to qualified students. For further information, contact the graduate school at the following email address: grad@utulsa.edu  Students seeking admission apply through the Graduate School.

Specific admission requirements to the master's program in speech-language pathology include the following:

  • A baccalaureate from an accredited university
  • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0
  • An undergraduate  grad point average pf at least 3.5 in communication disorders courses
  • An official copy of scores from the GRE General test submitted to the Graduate School
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two academic references)
  • Admission to the Graduate School

Students who do not meet these requirements may be considered for provisional or probationary admissions at the discretion of the graduate program advisor and faculty of the Department of Communication Disorders.

Students lacking a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology must complete undergraduate leveling courses in the discipline before being considered for admission to the graduate program. Contact paula-cadogan@utulsa.edu for information about leveling courses.

Student Outcome Data for the Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology

Praxis Examination Results: The percentage of SLP master's degree graduates who passed the Praxis examination.

Year # of students
taking the exam
# of students who
failed the exam
Pass Rate %
2012-2013 22 0 100%
2011-2012 11 0 100%
2010-2011 15 0 100%
3 year average 16 0 100%

Employment/Job Placement Rates: The percentage of SLP master's degree graduates that have been employed in the profession within one year of graduation. NOTE: This percentage may include graduates who are either employed or are pursuing further education in the profession.

Year # students
seeking
employment
# students seeking
/not finding
employment
Employment Rate %
2012-2013 22 0 100%
2011-2012 11 0 100%
2010-2011 15 0 100%
3 year average 16 0 100%

Graduation/Program Completion Rates: The program completion rates for the last 3 years for master's degree program in speech-language pathology (based on enrollment data).

Year # students
enrolled
# students not
completing
Completion Rate %
2012-2013 22 0 100%
2011-2012 11 0 100%
2010-2011 15 0 100%
3 year average 16 0 100%

Strategic Plan: January 1, 2012-December 31, 2014 (3 year plan)