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Masters Program for Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Arts program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida offers students a comprehensive learning experience for students who are interested in becoming a speech-language pathologist. Our program combines active classroom-based learning with an assortment of innovative “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 have impaired communication and/or swallowing through (1) preparing competent, professional speech-langauge pathologists (SLPs); (b) providing an array of diagnostic and rehabilitative services to people who live in north central Florida and the surrounding region; and (c) facilitating our students’ development of the skills necessary to meet 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.

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.

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.