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Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)

Application Deadlines: January 15 (fall start) 

Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency and other related disorders; this profession is closely allied with - but separate from - audiology. 

Speech-language pathologists work with people who:

  • Cannot make speech sounds or cannot make them clearly
  • Have speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering
  • Experience voice quality problems, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice
  • Have problems understanding and producing language
  • Wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent
  • Have cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory, and problem solving disorders

They also work with people who have oral motor problems causing eating and swallowing difficulties.

Popular Undergraduate Majors
The GVSU Speech Language Pathology  program does not require a specific undergraduate major. Applicants are encouraged to choose a major that is best suited for their particular interest and goals.

Allied Health Sciences
Psychology