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.
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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.
View learner outcome data from the master's in speech-language pathology program. The MA SLP program was selected by the KU Academic Assessment Committee to receive the 2016 Degree-Level Assessment Award for excellence in assessing learner outcomes.
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.