M.S. - Speech-Language Pathology
The speech-language pathology graduate program is a four-semester program for students who have completed necessary preprofessional requirements and a bachelor's degree. Graduates of Grand Valley State University will be entry level Clinical Fellows.
- Completion of a Bachelors Degree with a minimum 3.0 grade point average in the prerequisite coursework
- Successful completion of any undergraduate prerequisite courses
- General GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and writing)
- Personal written statement
- Professional vita or resume
- Three letters of recommendation. Please enter contact information for these individuals into the GVSU online graduate application. Once the application is submitted, GVSU will email them with information to electronically submit their recommendation. The system also allows for letters to be attached. A pdf of the recommendtion form can be found here.
- Applicants must be able to perform all essential functions specified by the program, listed on the document provided to prospective students
- Foreign born applicants must demonstrate sufficient mastery of English proficiency to be able to succeed as a graduate student and to practice the profession of speech-language pathology; and have a minimum score on the TOEFL of 610 (253 on computer-based), which must be received by the institution prior to the admission deadline
CourseworkSpeech-language pathology students study a variety of topics that include:
- Assessment and intervention
- Autism communication from infancy through adulthood
- Augmentative and alternative communication
- Evidence-based diagnosis and treatment
Career OptionsSpeech-language pathologists are employed in a variety of settings, including:
- Academic and research laboratories
- Community clinics and private practices
- Early intervention
- Government agencies and health departments
- Mental health, rehabilitation, and residential facilities
- Hospitals, nursing centers, and home care
- School systems
Why study Speech-Language Pathology at Grand Valley?
- Grand Valley is known for health sciences, and is one of only two universities in Michigan now offering all therapy programs.
- Located in the heart of the Medical Mile in downtown Grand Rapids, the program offers unique learning experiences, resources, and research opportunities.
- The program's application for candidacy accreditation was awarded by the Council on Academic Accreditation from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
- Two cohorts a year offering small, intimate classes.
- Community-based practicum placements.
- Faculty members are involved with local, state, and national organizations.
- Excellent job opportunities.
Page last modified January 21, 2015