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Master of Science in
Speech-Language Pathology

The purpose of the Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Speech-Language Pathology provides aspiring professionals with a firm understanding of the normal processes of speech, language, and hearing; the competence to diagnose and treat the full range of communicative disorders in all age groups; and the opportunity to practice in a wide variety of clinical settings, including schools, hospitals, clinics, special treatment centers, and private practice. The M.S. is a professional program that emphasizes the knowledge and skills requisite to practice speech-language pathology in an effective, ethical, and inclusive manner.Graduation thus depends on completion of all academic requirements and the demonstration of sound clinical expertise. 


First awarded in July 1976, the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program at WVU proudly maintains its national accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology ( CAA ) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ( ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700 ). 

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Student Completion, Examination Passing, and Employment Rates

M.S. in SLP Program Completion Rates for the Past Three Years:

2013-14: 16 students completed program within the expected time frame,1 completed later than expected, 0 did not complete, 94% completed in the expected time frame.

2014-15: 34 students completed program within the expected time frame, 0 completed later than expected, 0 did not complete, 100% completed 

2015-16: 21 students completed program within the expected time frame, 0 completed later than expected, 0 did not complete, 100% completed in expected time frame.

Three-year Average Completion Rate = 98%


SLP Praxis Examination Passing Rate for the Past Three Years:

2013-14: 17 students took Praxis examination, 17 passed, 100% passing rate
2014-15: 34 students took Praxis examination, 34 passed, 100% passing rate
2015-16: 21 students took Praxis examination, 21 passed, 100% passing rate.  

Three-year Average Passing Rate = 100% 


Initial Employment Rate for SLP Graduates over the Past Three Years:

2013-14: 13 employed, 2 not employed, 87% employment rate
2014-15: 32 employed, 3 not employed, 91% employment rate
2015-16: 21 employed, 0 not employed, 100% employment rate

Three-year Average Initial Employment Rate = 91%