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Master of Science in
Speech-Language Pathology

male and female student in speech pathology lab

The full-time Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology at West Virginia University provides academic and clinical instruction across the lifespan as well as employment settings (i.e., healthcare and education). Therefore, graduates of the program are qualified to seek employment in a wide variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, clinics, special treatment centers, and private practice.

M.S. SLP Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Graduates of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to communicate and practice in a contemporary, professional, ethical, culturally sensitive, and effective manner in the areas of advocacy, consultation, education, interprofessional collaboration, and administration.
  2. Graduates of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate services or programs related to the prevention and identification of disorders of speech, oral and written language, swallowing, and related systems.
  3. Graduates of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate assessment of individuals with suspected disorders of speech, oral and written language, swallowing, and related systems.
  4. Graduates of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate intervention of individuals with disorders of speech, oral and written language, swallowing, and related systems.
  5. Graduates of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to critically evaluate and interpret relevant research to support evidence-based clinical practice.
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The master’s (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at West Virginia University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

CAA accredited speech-language pathology

WVU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) at WVU is currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) eligible provider.