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Speech pathology professional working with elementary school students. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Speech-Language Pathology, M.S.

Speech-language pathologists identify and treat speech, language, and swallowing disorders, contribute to differential diagnosis, and provide guidance on prevention and preservation of functional communication and swallowing across the lifespan.

Michigan Job Growth

Michigan job opportunities in the health informatics and bioinformatics fields are expected to grow 19% by 2025.

U.S. Job Growth

National job opportunities in the speech pathology field are expected to grow 14% by 2025.

One of the Top Graduate Programs in the Nation

Named one of the top graduate programs in the nation: Speech-Language Pathology

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

You may pursue a graduate degree via one of two tracks. Track 1 is an intensive four semester applied program for those who have completed the pre-professional requirements and a bachelor's degree. Track 2 is a six semester program, with the first two semesters meeting pre-professional requirements, and the final four semesters an intensive applied program.

Opportunities for supervised clinical practice are provided in community-based healthcare and educational settings located within two hours of GVSU's Health Campus, with opportunities outside this radius potentially available upon request.

Why Study Speech-Language Pathology at Grand Valley?

Program Details