Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)
Application Deadlines: January 15 (fall start)
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.
Speech-language pathologists work with people who:
- Cannot make speech sounds or cannot make them clearly
- Have speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering
- Experience voice quality problems, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice
- Have problems understanding and producing language
- Wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent
- Have cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory, and problem solving disorders
They also work with people who have oral motor problems causing eating and swallowing difficulties.