Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
7 quarters, 21 months, full-time
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Speech-Language Pathologist Professional Responsibilities
Speech-language pathologist continues to be one of the top rated professions in the United States based upon growth of the profession, available jobs, and starting salaries. U.S. News and World Reports (20131) has consistently ranked this profession as one of the most desirable jobs in America for the past five years. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics (20132) predicts that the number of speech-language pathologists will grow by 23.4 percent over the next 10 years. That translates to approximately 28,000 new therapist positions by 2020.
1U.S. News and World Reports | http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs?page=3| Retrieved 9-24-13
2U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, PSB Suite 2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20212-0001| Telephone: 1-202-691-5700 | http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm | Retrieved 9-24-13
The national median speech-language pathologist salary is $66,920 per year. (U.S. Department of Labor Statistics; Occupational Outlook Handbook; http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm | Retrieved 9-24-13)
Individuals applying for admission to the College of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology Program must submit documentation for the following minimum requirements before the academic year commences for the incoming class:
The Speech-Language Pathology Program provides academic, research, and clinical experiences that culminate in the Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology degree. The program of study spans seven quarters of study, with degree completion targeted for 21 months. Five quarters of didactic coursework are followed by two quarters of internship experiences. Students may elect to complete a master's thesis or an alternate research-based capstone. Graduates of the program will be prepared for entry-level positions as speech-language pathologists in a variety of educational or healthcare settings.
Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413. Speech-Language Pathology programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program at Midwestern University (MWU) has been granted candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA is awarded to qualified new programs for a maximum period of five years. Students attending the MWU SLP Program are afforded the same benefits as those attending any accredited program.