Externships and Clinical Fellowships

What is an externship?

Clinical experience opportunities vary between schools. ASHA requires students to earn 400 clinical hours during graduate school (https://www.asha.org/certification/certification-standards-for-slp-clinical-practicum/) but the process of completing these hours may vary. At BYU, externship opportunities take place during your second year of graduate school. You’ll work in a clinical setting outside of the university to gain experience in the field. This is also a great time to discover which settings you enjoy and prefer.

What is a Clinical fellowship year?

After you graduate, you will have a master’s degree. However, in order to be clinically certified by ASHA, you need to complete a clinical fellowship year under the supervision of another licensed and ASHA certified SLP. Once this is complete, you can obtain your certification of clinical competence from ASHA.

SLP Certification
AuD Certification