Degree type(s): Master's
Degree field(s): Healthcare
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Earn Your Degree In Speech-Language Pathology at The University Of Mary

The ability to communicate is based on our most fundamental functions—from our cognitive abilities to our own ability to swallow. But, many people face significant challenges when it comes to these human needs. You can make a difference by specializing in a distinct and much-needed area of medicine.

By earning your master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Mary, you’ll build skills in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating different levels of speech, language, and swallowing difficulties. You’ll also gain credentials for becoming a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who is prepared for meaningful work in a wide range of clinical and non-clinical settings.

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About Accreditation for Speech Pathology

The Master of Science (MS) education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Mary is a Candidate for Accreditation 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.

Candidacy is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years. For more information, please see recent CAA decisions.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Gain Hands-On Experiences

    Participate in advanced clinical off-campus experiences that will build your expertise and confidence in the field—and meet the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) required number of client contact hours.

  2. Publish and Present Scholarly Work

    Start your career ready for professional distinction. You’ll conduct meaningful and relevant research and communicate it professionally—work that will prepare you to develop new insights and make a meaningful impact in the field.

  3. Ground Your Practice in Faith and Reason

    As part of the University of Mary, you’ll ground your education in the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values that will help you clarify and defend personal and social values to uphold the pathway for justice in multiple contexts.

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For a list of courses for the Loading..., please visit the catalog.

General Instructions: Applicants must follow the general university admissions procedure for graduate studies, as well as the program-specific requirements listed below. Interested students may start the application process by following the instructions at enroll.umary.edu/apply

Additional Instructions for the SLP Program: The University of Mary Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology program is participating the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS). To apply for the program, please submit your application to CSDCAS and indicate the University of Mary is one of your choices. CSDCAS will send the documentation to the Speech-Language Pathology Department Admission Committee for consideration. Applicants applying to our Master's level program will apply online using the CSDCAS application beginning on August 1. 

After receipt of application through CSDCAS, the Admissions Committee selects candidates eligible for the required personal interview. The final class is selected based on an objective point system based on cumulative GPA, GPA in pre-requisite courses, GRE, professional references, and the interview. The deadline for submission of the application to CSDCAS is January 15 of the year prior to the September start date. Interviews are conducted in February.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences  from an accredited university or a bachelor's degree in another major from an accredited university with completed post-baccalaureate courses in the major Communication Sciences and Disorders (see CSD Specific Prerequisite Course Requirements) before beginning the University of Mary Master Speech-Language Pathology Program.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum of a "C" in all CSD pre-requisite coursework.
    • Coursework specifically for SLP Assistant or Paraprofessional preparation usually is not accepted as equivalent. 
  • In addition, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requires that master's degree candidates show transcript evidence of at least one course in each of: the biological sciences, physical sciences (physics or chemistry), social/behavioral sciences, and statistics (outside the CSD department). Each course must be a minimum of 3 credits and must be completed prior to enrollment in the graduate program.

For more information about our admission requirements, please visit this page.

Applicants must follow the general university admissions procedure for graduate studies, as well as the program-specific requirements listed below. Interested students may start the application process by following the instructions at enroll.umary.edu/apply

The University of Mary Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology program is participating the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS). To apply for the program, please submit your application to CSDCAS and indicate the University of Mary is one of your choices. CSDCAS will send the documentation to the Speech-Language Pathology Department Admission Committee for consideration. Applicants applying to our Master's level program will apply online using the CSDCAS application beginning on August 1. 

After receipt of application through CSDCAS, the Admissions Committee selects candidates eligible for the required personal interview. The final class is selected based on an objective point system based on cumulative GPA, GPA in pre-requisite courses, GRE, professional references, and the interview. The deadline for submission of the application to CSDCAS is January 15 of the year prior to the September start date. Interviews are conducted in February.

For more information about our application instructions, please visit this page.

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