Speech-Language Pathology: The UDC Edge
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The Master of Science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology requires two years of full-time study (with summers) to complete for students entering with a background in the discipline. Students entering without an undergraduate degree in a related field will require additional semesters of study. In such cases, program duration will be determined by prerequisite course requirements.
Requirements for admission into the program include:
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. An undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology is preferred.
- A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student’s academic performance.
- GRE General Test scores.
- An interview with Program faculty.
Requirements for Program completion include:
- 57 credit hours. This does not include hours for prerequisite coursework.
- A minimum of 400 clock hours, including 25 observation hours, 375 supervised practicum hours. At least 325 hours must be completed at the graduate level.
- A minimum of 15 credit hours of clinical practicum.
- A minimum of two external clinical practicum placements.
Requirements for Clinical Certification:
A complete description of the requirements for clinical certification, including the above-outlined program requirements, can be found at http://www.asha.org/certification/recommended/
Requirements for State Licensing:
A complete description of the requirements for speech-language pathology licensure in the District of Columbia is available at https://doh.dc.gov/node/145912. District of Columbia Public Schools Speech-Language Pathology credentialing information can be found at https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/DC/DCteachrequire/