For students who are interested in becoming a speech-language pathologist, the Master of Arts program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida offers a comprehensive program of academic and clinical study. Our program combines active classroom-based learning with an assortment of evidence-based, “hands on” learning opportunities at the many clinical practicum sites available on or near the University of Florida campus. Graduates of our program can expect to develop the knowledge and skills that are needed to deliver evidence-based clinical services to a wide range of populations in a variety of clinical settings.
The mission of our Master’s program is as follows:
- To enhance the lives of people who experience disability in communication and/or swallowing by preparing graduate students to become competent and ethical speech-language pathologists who have the knowledge and skills to work effectively with a range of clinical populations and who are capable of meeting the challenges of the rapidly changing field of speech-language pathology.
Our Master’s program primarily is oriented toward developing students’ clinical competence; however, our Master’s students also have access to a range of opportunities for developing skills in basic and applied research. Students who elect to enter the “thesis track” of the Master’s program conduct original research in laboratory and real-world settings under the mentorship of faculty who are widely recognized for their research contributions.
Students typically take five semesters to complete the Master’s program. Some of our specialized clinical courses contain only a handful of students, and our primary academic classes usually have enrollments of 25 to 30 students. This means that students can expect to have ample access to our professors and clinical instructors. We have included lots of information about our Master’s Program in this section of our website. For additional details about our program, please consult the “EdFind” database on the website of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
For more information about the program, check out these links:
- For information about graduate admissions, click here.
- For information about our program completion rates, praxis pass rates, and employment rates for graduates, Click here.
|The Master’s degree program for speech-language pathology at the University of Florida 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, MD 20850; 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700.|