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Program Overview

This intercampus program in communicative disorders includes 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 housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, while the Department of Hearing and Speech is part of the KU School of Health Professions.

A master's degree from KU will satisfy the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's certification standards for continuing on to a clinical fellowship year. Upon completion of a successful clinical fellowship, you will receive a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology.

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What is a speech-language pathologist?

A speech-language pathologist, also referred to as a speech therapist, evaluates and treats speech, language and swallowing difficulties, which may have resulted from trauma, stroke, hearing loss, developmental delay, birth abnormalities and/or emotional problems in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Learn more about speech-language pathologists.

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Students in KU's Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders achieve a high level of success in their studies and careers. View the most recently available data on Praxis exam rate and program completion rate for graduates of the University of Kansas Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program (PDF).

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