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SLPD Program Overview

This program is designed for post-master’s speech-language pathologists holding the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and wanting to specialize in an area of interest with a clinical doctoral degree. At this time, the SLPD program does not require accreditation from ASHA.

Applicants should have at least three years of professional clinical experience before applying to this program.

A minimum 30 credit hours are required to complete the SLPD program requirements. Students take classes on the Lawrence campus as well as the KU Medical Center campus, athough the majority of the courses will be at the Medical Center. Costs vary depending upon which campus hosts each course.

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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.

Last modified: Jul 24, 2019

The priority application deadline is December 10 for fall semester admission. Applications received after this date may be reviewed if space remains in the next class.

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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.