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MA in SLP Overview
KU's SLP program is consistently ranked in the
Top 10 nationally
by U.S. News & World Report
The master's degree in speech-language pathology strives to produce highly skilled clinicians seeking to enter the field. Most students will be able to complete the program in four full-time semesters and one or two summers with a common entry point in the fall semester. Exceptions may occur for the student who has a number of prerequisites to complete or who is conducting an extensive research project.
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A master's degree from KU will, in most circumstances, satisfy the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's certification standards for continuing on to the clinical fellowship year. A certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology is awarded upon completion of a successful clinical fellowship.
Accreditation The Master of Arts education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Kansas 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.
Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request. See also: Information for students.
A complaint about any accredited program may be signed and submitted in writing by the student to the chair of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850. More info
Students in KU's Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders achieve a high level of success in their studies and careers. View student achievement data.
About the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders This program is offered through the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders which consists of the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders on the KU Lawrence campus and the Department of Hearing and Speech on the KU Medical Center campus. The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing is within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, while the Department of Hearing and Speech is part of the KU School of Health Professions.
Students take courses on both campuses. Block scheduling of courses reduces the frequency of commuting. A committee of faculty from both departments is responsible for instruction, curriculum planning, student selection and advising, clinical practicum policies, and course scheduling.
Application deadline: January 15 for summer or fall semester admission. Due to the competitive nature of admission to this program, all materials must be received by the deadline to qualify for consideration. Official transcripts will be requested later during the admission process.
Each spring, the department hosts an annual M.A. SLP Admitted Student Day. Students offered admission will be invited to attend.
Advising is available to answer questions and help students prepare for a rewarding career. Please review details of the program here before contacting the office for advising.
Campus visits for prospective students are available on scheduled days beginning in July. Online "virtual tours" will also be held to allow students to learn more from a distance. Sign up for a visit.
Accepted student days are held each year for students offered admission to talk with faculty and current students and to explore the campusus. Students offered admission will be invited to attend M.A. Admitted Student Day on Friday, April 7, 2017.