M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

The graduating class of 2013 celebrates its 100% passing rate on the Praxis exam.

The HSLS SLP graduating class of 2013 celebrates its 100% passing rate on the Praxis exam.

This two-year (including one summer) program involves coursework and practicum experience designed to provide a broad background in speech-language-hearing sciences, development, differences, and disorders with a special emphasis on the communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The program is fully accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The program involves coursework in normal aspects of speech, language, and hearing; aural rehabilitation; voice; organic and swallowing disorders; phonological disorders; fluency; language disorders; neurogenic disorders affecting speech and language; and other areas important to the development of a well-trained speech-language pathologist. An equally important part of the program is the supervised clinical practicum experience, obtained through a combination of practica on campus and at various sites throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

Opportunities are provided for conducting a master's thesis and for elective coursework in other departments or through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

For the program of study and requirements for the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, click the link "Program of Study" in the menu.

Corbin Wagner, M.S. in SLP (May 2013), Gallaudet University, reports from her CF in Alaska:

Hey there Gallaudet folks-Just wanted to shoot you a quick email letting you know that I am LOVING my job, and that I feel 100% prepared and competent. The non-profit that I work for is really wonderful, and really has their stuff together...I have co-workers that vary in age and discipline (but not gender..ha!), and I am learning quite a lot, but when anyone takes me on a visit or anytime I add to my caseload, I feel knowledgable and prepared! It's a great feeling... Colleen and I were talking about this the other day...it's nice to feel validated in what we actually DO know...it's more than either of us realized! I personally am learning a TON about Alaska Native culture. It's one of my goals to contract with some agencies during my time off and work in the bush (the bush is defined as: a remote village or town only accessible via plane or snowmachine), maybe next summer, so I'm trying to learn as much as possible! I am also experiencing and learning about Hmong and Samoan cultures, and we work very closely with the Office for Children's Services (OCS....aka the child protective services/foster care system). These are all new to me and I am trying to dive in as much as possible. Just wanted you to know that you are sending out prepared SLPs! PRINTED WITH CORBIN'S PERMISSION.

Members of the 2012 class had a 90% successful completion of their CFYs as of  August 1 of 2013. Their diverse employment opportunities in schools, clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and working for private SLP agencies cross the United States.

Members of the HSLS SLP class of 2012 had a 90% successful completion of their CFYs as of August 1 of 2013. Their diverse employment opportunities in schools, clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and working for private SLP agencies cross the United States.

Gallaudet’s 2011 SLP Graduates Complete their Clinical Fellowship Year!

The Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences Department is proud to announce that ALL 2011 speech-language pathology graduates have successfully completed their Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) and passed their Praxis in Speech-Language Pathology examination, entitling them to their “Cs,” the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). Certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association enables speech-language pathologists to practice as independent clinicians. Certification is also necessary in many states for licensure as a speech-language pathologist.

The 12 students completed their CFYs in a variety of settings:

5 Hospitals: Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia; the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in DC; Doctor’s Community Hospital in Greenbelt, Maryland; Abington Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia; and Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa

4 Schools: Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton; The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Massachusetts; The River School in DC; and Montgomery County Schools in Maryland

3 Rehabilitation Centers/Contractors: ManorCare Rehabilitation Facility in Indianapolis, Indiana; RehabCare Group in Knoxville, Tennessee; and Chesapeake Center in Springfield, Virginia

They will now write their professional signatures with M.S., CCC-SLP.

See the Speech-Language-Pathology Graduate Student Guide for details.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants for the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions web site for more information and a checklist of application requirements. Detailed program information and course descriptions are also available in the Graduate Catalog.

DEADLINE

DATE

First Date for Consideration of Application: February 15
Preferred Date for Completed Application: February 15

Program Specific Requirements

GRE or MAT
Three Letters of reference

Recommended Undergraduate Major

Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology or related discipline
Communication Sciences/Disorders

Prerequisite Coursework

Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in any of the above listed majors must demonstrate successful completion of required courses in anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing, phonetics, acoustics or speech-and-hearing sciences, and introduction to audiology. A biological science is also required of applicants.

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