Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)
TRACK 1....Early Decision Deadline: December 1st or Regular Decision Deadline: January 15th
TRACK 2...Regular Decision Deadline: April 1st...applications accepted and reviewed through June 15th as space is available in program.
The profession of speech-language pathology is a licensed field of practice that typically requires completion of a graduate degree from an accredited institution. It is not possible to become licensed as a speech-language pathologist without a graduate degree. Professional certification is also available to practitioners that demonstrate to the public that the speech-language pathologist has completed rigorous academic and clinical preparation and is considered competent to practice the profession. The master’s degree program at GVSU prepares students to qualify for licensure and validates that students have completed all academic preparation to qualify for national certification.
Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency and other related disorders; this profession is closely allied with - but separate from - audiology.