M.S. in Speech Pathology
The Department of Audiology & Speech pathology offers a Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology. Students who graduate from our program meet both the academic and practicum requirements for clinical certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The SLP curriculum is designed to offer students opportunities to focus their studies in an area of particular interest (e.g., child language disorders, medical speech pathology, aural rehabilitation). A minimum of 75 hours in academic coursework and a minimum of 15 hours in clinical practicum are required for the M.S. Based on coursework taken prior to enrollment, up to 30 hours of coursework (equivalent to the first full year of the three-year program), may be waived. This means, for most students, the time required for completion of the degree is two years and includes the summer term between the first and second years.
A master's degree is the minimum degree required for American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) professional certification. For complete details about ASHA membership and certification, as well as state-by-state information on professional licensure, visit ASHA's Membership, Certification, and Licensure page.
Departmental Financial Aid - Graduate Assistantships
Students who apply for the M.S. SLP program are automatically considered for scholarships and graduate assistantships. No additional application process is necessary. These are awarded competitively to highly-qualified incoming students based upon past academic performance and GRE scores. Assistantships consist of a monthly stipend and may be 9-month or 12-month appointments. Tuition waivers are not associated with scholarships or assistantships. Students seeking need-based financial aid can get program specific information on the Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) page. Please note: When submitting FAFSA information, please select the code for UTHSC (not UTK). The correct code is: 006725. For more information about applying for the FAFSA, visit the How and When to Apply for Financial Aid page. For current tuition and fees for the M.S. SLP program, please see:Schedule of Maintenance, Tuition and Fees .
There are several opportunities for membership in organizations related to this program. They provide opportunities to receive clinically useful journals, serve as a resource for student issues and concerns within the Department, and sponsor Information Seminars each semester on topics related to academic, clinical, and student issues.
Students in the program are encouraged to be involved in any or all of the following organizations:
Celebrate the past, present, and future of ASP with us in the pages of the Audiology & Speech Pathology 2014 Annual Newsletter