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NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

Purpose

The Northeastern State University Speech-Language Pathology graduate program provides students with the academic and clinical practicum experiences necessary for a career in the work settings available to a speech pathologist.

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate competency in etiologies & characteristics of the 9 major disorder areas
  2. Demonstrate competency in assessment and treatment for the 9 major disorder areas
  3. Demonstrate competency in professional skills and habits such as oral and written reporting of assessment & therapy results, confidentiality, and ethical behavior.
  4. Demonstrate competency in the field of Speech-Language Pathology in order to obtain national certification provided by ASHA.

 

SLP Required Courses - 56 hours


Accelerated B.S.S.L.P. Speech-Language Pathology to M.S. Speech-Language Pathology


Note:  Please refer to Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Program  for complete information concerning the minimum requirements of the Accelerated Degree Program (ADP).   The Speech-Language Pathology, M.S. degree requires a minimum grade of B. Refer to the current Graduate Catalog for master’s degree requirements.

IMPORTANT:

  • Students admitted to the Accelerated B.S.S.L.P. Speech-Language Pathology to M.S. Speech-Language Pathology degree program will complete up to 18 hours of graduate level credit to apply toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  • Students may not receive credit toward both the undergraduate and the paired graduate-level course. A student completing an undergraduate course and the paired graduate-level course will only receive credit for one course toward the bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum grade of B is required for all 5000 level graduate courses.
  • Students who do not follow the approved degree plan may become ineligible to continue in the accelerated degree program. 
  • Prior to completing the undergraduate degree, if the undergraduate GPA, graduate GPA and/or overall GPA fall below a 3.00, the student becomes ineligible to continue in the ADP.
  • Students may withdraw from an approved accelerated degree pathway.  Graduate credit hours completed prior to the student withdrawing or becoming ineligible to continue in the ADP apply toward the undergraduate degree only. 

 

ADP Paired Courses

Major electives (1 hour) SLP 5001 Fundamentals of Speech-Language Pathology
Major electives (2 hours) SLP 5150 Advanced Supervised Clinical Practice Lab (total of 2 hours)
Major electives (2 hours) SLP 5172 Fluency Disorders
Major electives (2 hours) SLP 5222 Early Intervention
Major electives (3 hours) SLP 5343 Augmentative & Alternative Communication
Major electives (3 hours) SLP 5523 Diagnostics in Speech-Language Pathology
Major electives (2 hours) SLP 5802 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Major electives (3 hours) SLP 5843 Advanced Articulation & Phonological Disorders

SLP Prerequisite Courses


The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certification Standards have very specific requirements for prerequisite courses that must appear on a college or university transcript.  These courses are Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Statistics, Social Science, and Behavioral Science. Please refer to the ASHA website for details of the requirements for these courses that meet ASHA Certification Standards.

ASHA required prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better.

BIOL 1013 Introductory Biology I
and BIOL 1011 Introductory Biology I Laboratory

or BIOL 1113 General Biological Science (Lecture)
and BIOL 1111 General Biological Science Lab

CHEM 1123 General Chemistry I (Lecture)
or PHYS 1114 General Physics I

POLS 1113 American Federal Government
(or a social science that meets ASHA prerequisite requirements)

PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
(or a behavioral science that meets ASHA prerequisite requirements)

BADM 3933 Business Statistics
or MATH 3513 Statistical Methods
or PSYC 3553 Psychological Statistics
or SOC 3323 Social Statistics
or other statistics course that meets ASHA prerequisite requirements

SLP Leveling Courses


Applicants who do not have a bachelor’s degree in SLP/Communication Disorders may be required to take leveling courses by the end of the spring semester prior to the start of the new cohort in the Speech-Language Pathology graduate program in the summer semester. 

All SLP prefix leveling courses must be completed with a B or better.

25 hours of Guided Observation Hours. ASHA requires that undergraduate students observe 25 hours of speech therapy sessions.  For every hour of observation, a CCC/SLP who has completed ASHA’s requirements for clinical supervision must spend 15 minutes debriefing what was observed.  This same licensed CCC/SLP must sign that the observation and debriefing was completed. https://www.asha.org/Certification/Certification-Standards-for-SLP-Clinical-Practicum/

All SLP prefix leveling courses must be completed with a B or better.

 

SLP 3213 Language Disorders in Children
or SLP 4213 Language Disorders in Adolescents

SLP 3223 Clinical Phonetics

SLP 3363 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Mechanism

SLP 3813 Language Development

SLP 4263 Aphasia

SLP 4413 Audiology for Speech-Language Pathology

SLP 4783 Articulatory & Phonological Disorders

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Degree Available At

  • Muskogee

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Career Services

What Can I Do With A Major in Speech-Language Pathology?

SLP's can obtain work in the following areas:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehab Settings
  • Schools
  • Early Intervention/Home Health
  • Private Practice
  • Adult Long-Term Care Facilities

Program Chair:

Dr. Jamie Thomas
918-444-3858

 

Program Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3.25 GPA
  • Must have "B" or 3.0 to participate in program
  • Baccalaureate degree in Speech Pathology
  • 3 References

Application Deadline

  • February 1st

 

 

 

 

*Fees include: facility fee, student activity fee, infrastructure fee, cultural/scholastic lecturer fee, student ID fee, technology services fee and remedial course fee, if applicable. NSU courses taught at off campus locations or online might have additional fees assessed. These totals are tuition and fee estimations per program based on the current catalog year. Books, supplies and some fees may not be included.

47%

Minority Students

$48,195,863

Total Aid Disbursed in 2020-2021

1,471

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