Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)
Application Deadlines: TRACK 1: January 15 (fall start) TRACK 2: June 15th (fall start)....extended to July 1, 2022
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.