The five-semester, 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Why choose our program:
Quality education. Our program is ranked in the top 40% of Speech-Language
Pathology Master's programs in the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings.
Our faculty have expertise in diverse clinical specialty areas and utilize cutting
edge methods of instruction.
Unique clinical experiences. We offer high quality, unique clinical
experiences. For example, all students will participate in
Camp Gizmo, which is a week-long, interprofessional summer camp offering
a collaborative clinical practicum experience with families of children who primarily
rely on alternative and augmentative modes of communication. Students also will
learn about service delivery in rural settings, which includes the opportunity
for some students to complete
telepractice clinical practicum hours. These are just some of the unique
clinical opportunities that are offered through our program and in conjunction
with WVU hospitals.
Externship opportunities. Most students will complete an externship
experience outside of the Morgantown area, and possibly outside of West Virginia,
depending on the student’s interests and site availability.
Interprofessional practice. Students will have interprofessional practice
(IPP) experiences with other programs in nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy,
physical therapy, and medicine, among others.
Research opportunities. We offer a thesis track for students with research
- Well-rounded preparation. We prepare students to be thoughtful speech-language pathologists who are equipped to work with a variety of clinical populations and in a variety of employment settings.
See what our students had to say about why they chose WVU:
The Master of Science (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.
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.