May 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Speech Language Pathology (Clinical), M.S. (Online and Residential)


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers the Master of Science in Speech Langauge Pathology. This is a clinical concentration designed to prepare individuals to practice as speech-language pathologists. We offer this degree through either a residential program or an online program.

M.S. in Speech Language Pathology (Clinical)

The master's degree program in speech language pathology is designed to provide a broad spectrum of academic and practicum experiences necessary for the education of specialists who deal with disorders of human communication and swallowing.

Clinical practical experiences are available in a wide range of professional settings including the JMU Speech-Language and Audiology Clinics, various hospital and rehabilitation programs, and the public schools. The academic and clinical components of the program are consistent with the requirements for certification in speech-language pathology of the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Virginia Department of Health Professions licensure in speech-language pathology, Applicants should have completed prerequisite undergraduate course work in communication sciences and disorders and/or related areas of study.

Admission Requirements (for residential and online programs)

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.25 overall grade point average and in major or pre-requisite courses
  • Successful completion of required undergraduate prerequisite courses (see department website)
  • Completion of JMU graduate school application and an application through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS)
  • General GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and writing)

M.S. in Speech Language Pathology Requirements (residential)


M.S. in Speech Language Pathology Requirements (online)


Students interested in the online program should consult https://csd.jmu.edu/online_ms/index.htm for more detailed information and the name of a contact person.