That Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Grand Valley

Grand Valley State University's Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.) is a four-semester program for students who have completed necessary pre-professional requirements and a bachelor's degree. Graduates of Grand Valley State University will be entry level Clinical Fellows.

Why Study Speech-Language Pathology at GVSU?

  • Convenient. Located in the heart of the Medical Mile in downtown Grand Rapids, the program offers unique learning experiences, resources, and research opportunities.
  • Versatile. Students study a variety of topics that include: Assessment and intervention, Autism communication from infancy through adulthood, Augmentative and alternative communication, Evidence-based diagnosis and treatment
  • Quality. Grand Valley is known for health sciences, and is one of only two universities in Michigan now offering all therapy programs. Faculty members are involved with local, state, and national organizations.
  • Accredited. The program was awarded candidacy accreditation status from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • In-Demand Profession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates employment opportunities are expected to increase 21% from 2014 to 2024; faster than the average for all occupations.

Courses Offered

The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program is a minimum of 60 credits. A variety of topics will be studied, including:

  • Articulation/phonology
  • Fluency
  • Voice and resonance
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Hearing
  • Feeding and swallowing
  • Cognitive and social aspects of communication
  • Augmentative and alternative communication modalities

See the full course list.


M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology application deadline is January 15 for the Fall semester. The $30 application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.

View the Admissions Requirements for Speech-Language Pathology


For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the costs portion of the GVSU Financial Aid website. For financial support, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Support website.

Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll. 

Page last modified October 24, 2018