Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
The master's program in speech-language pathology at The University of Tulsa is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The two-year program includes sequenced coursework and clinical education including off-campus clinical experiences in both medical and school settings. Students learn to make professional judgments, plan clinical programs, implement innovative procedures and methods, assume client management responsibility, and understand and use research information.
The curriculum is designed to meet academic and clinical practicum requirements for:
- Certification as a speech-language pathologist from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA CCC-SLP);
- Licensure as a speech-language pathologist from the Oklahoma Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology;
- and certification as a public school speech-language pathologist by the Oklahoma State Department of Education
Both thesis and non-thesis degree options are offered by the faculty in consultation with the student. Degrees include a minimum of 40 credit hours consisting of academic and clinical coursework. The 40 credit hours include a research methods course. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination to qualify for graduation with the Master of Science degree.
Speech Language Pathology Graduate Courses