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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.


9%
Michigan Job Growth

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

14%
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