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Master's Degree in Communication Disorders

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*All graduate students must have a foundational knowledge in statistics, physical science, math, biology, and social/behavioral science. Please contact the graduate coordinator to evaluate previous course work in these areas.

Overview

Completion of the master of science degree in ComD will result in the completion of all requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) pending the completion of a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY). Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to start your CFY and you will have met the requirements for a Utah school license.

Students entering the program with all undergraduate prerequisite courses completed typically take six semesters to complete the program, with spring and summer terms counting together as one semester. All students are required to complete all required courses, clinical assignments, and a thesis.

The program is divided into roughly three equal areas: academic coursework, clinical practicum, and the thesis. It is strongly recommended that a student does not leave the geographical area or obtain full-time employment until all of the program requiremnets have been met. To do so will lead to increased time-to-graduation, sometimes up to one year.

Graduation Admission and Completion Profile

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Brigham Young 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.

https://education.byu.edu/comd/graduate_admission_completion_profile.html

Accreditation

The master's MS education program in speech-language pathology at Brigham Young 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.

How to Apply

Application is made online at Graduate Studies

Submit Proper Documents

  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Application form and fee

Students that are admitted and have not taken all of the prerequisites of ComD graduate courses will have to complete those courses prior to taking many of the graduate courses or clinical experiences.

Essential Requirements             More Information

Graduation Requirements

48 credits

  • 37 credits of coursework
  • 5 of clinical practicum
  • 6 credits of thesis

Residence: see university residence requirements. Transfer of graduate courses taken elsewhere is not guaranteed and will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Thesis

Examinations

  • Pass ASHA Praxis exam in speech-language pathology
  • Oral defense of thesis

Externships and Clinical Fellowships

Getting Licensed

Application Deadline: Jan 15
beth_nisar@byu.edu 801-422-5117 136 TLRB

Resources

Careers in Communication Disorders

Accreditation

The mission of the Department of Communication Disorders is to advance knowledge and learning in science and clinical practice through research, teaching, and clinical service

The department offers both undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS) degrees in the discipline of communication disorders. The programs prepare students who have both strong academic knowledge in the field of communication disorders and a desire to apply this knowledge to remediate communication disorders across the life span. Learn More

 

Council on Academic Accreditation

ComD Contact Info

Beth Nisar
136 TLRB
beth_nisar@byu.edu
801-422-5117

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Brigham Young 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.