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
- Names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as a reference (do not send letters)
- 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 is in the process of applying for candidacy from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Accreditation is anticipated by the fall of 2013.
- 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 October 25, 2012