The M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology program at Albizu University trains you to become a competent speech-language pathologist who is prepared to provide clinical services to children and adults with speech and language disorders as well to serve as a consultant or clinical supervisor. To be a professional in the communication disorders field requires knowledge and skills that transcend cultural and linguistic barriers. Albizu University, with its historic focus on sensitivity to cultural and ethnic issues, enables you to become a well-informed and clinically competent specialist who can effectively work with children and adults from diverse backgrounds.
BECOME A SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
The Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology education program at Albizu University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The MSLP program trains you in intervention and therapeutic techniques and in the tools used to assess communication disorders. Academic learning is integrated with practicum experiences at a variety of clinical sites to help you acquire the skills needed to work with populations affected by developmental delay, autism, reading and writing impairments, aphasia, dementia, voice and fluency disorders, hearing impairments, craniofacial abnormalities, neurogenic speech disorders, and articulatory and phonological disorders, among others.
The program integrates sensitivity to diversity into all its courses and clinical experiences. Our faculty members are active practitioners with extensive experience as clinical supervisors in diverse settings. Students work in small groups, enabling hands-on experience and direct interaction with peers and faculty.
Graduates of the M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology program find employment in an array of settings, including schools, preschool centers, private practice, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and community-based programs.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for speech-language pathologists is expected to grow 21% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
For the master’s program in speech and language pathology consists of the following:
- A completed and signed application form submitted prior to the established deadline and accompanied by the $50 application fee. Begin the application process by setting up an online account.
- Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions attended, showing that the following conditions have been met:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States is required. Applicants enrolled in an institution of higher education outside the United States whose standards of training are substantially equivalent to the standards of training of those institutions in the United States will also be considered.
- Preference is given to applicants with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
- Completed applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis if the academic credentials of the applicant do not meet the minimum requirement.
- The transcripts must include any degree received.
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably from past professors, either on letterhead or using the official Albizu recommendation form.
- GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or EXADEP (Graduate Studies Admission Examination) scores from exams taken within the last 5 years.
- Prerequisite course work completed prior to admission in the following topics: Introduction to Exceptional Child Education, Biological Science (Neuroanatomy or Neurophysiology), Statistics in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Professional Writing, Acoustics, and Chemistry or Physics.
- A current curriculum vitae summarizing the applicant’s credentials.
- Proof of appropriate immigration status for all international students. International students should also submit an official evaluation of academic credentials by an authorized agency. The credentials must include the GPA. For detailed information on this requirement, please refer to the Credential Evaluation Services page of the Albizu website. All admission credentials for
international students must be received by Albizu University at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the session of expected enrollment.
I chose Albizu University because I heard great things about the program and wanted to further my education with a Masters Degree. This has been the best experience and I am so thankful for having the opportunity to be in their program.
-Victoria Scott – Speech Pathology Masters Program
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