Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.)

Location Offered: 
On-Campus

Program Overview:

The graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Northern Iowa, an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) accredited program, provides for advanced educational training in assessment and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders. It has been recognized by the UNI Graduate College as one of three premiere departments. Course work and experiential learning experiences meet or exceed the current requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) as defined by ASHA. Applicants for the graduate program must have completed an undergraduate major in communicative disorders. Admissions in the speech-language pathology graduate program is competitive.

Graduate Education in Speech-Language Pathology at UNI Stresses the development of: an increased student interest and knowledge base within the area of communication and its related disorders, independent critical thinking skills necessary for the effective evaluation and management of a broad range of communicatively impaired individuals, clinical skills to effectively manage individuals with a broad range of communicative impairments, interpersonal skills necessary to function as a contributor to an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, and an increased awareness of professional ethics and issues.

Admission Requirements:

  • International Application for Admission
  • Official Transcripts sent directly from your current and/or all prior academic institutions that you have attended to the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  • Official report of TOEFL score (90) or IELTS (6.5)
  • Official report of the scores on the GRE General Exam (No Specific Cut-offs) [Waived for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Fall 2022 applications]
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Clinical Observation Hours (ASHA approved observation and clinical hours)
  • Applicant Statement addressing the motivations for seeking degree and stating your desire to enter our program, career goals and attributes you possess that will make you successful in the program and as a future speech-language pathologist.

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Fall Semester: January 20

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