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)