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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.
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?
- GVSU is known for interprofessional health sciences and is one of two universities in Michigan offering all therapy programs.
- All four semesters include community-based clinical placements and
clinical application infused into academic coursework.
- This intensive program provides the opportunity for students to
complete their degree and begin their career sooner than other
speech-language pathology programs, while obtaining all of the same
knowledge and skills acquired in other programs.
- Named one of the top speech-language pathology graduate programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
- Fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.