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M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology


The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology provides academic and clinical training for students who are preparing for professional practice in speech-language pathology. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, diagnose, and treat a variety of communication and swallowing disorders, and may be employed in schools, hospitals, and clinics. They often work collaboratively with other health care providers and educators.

Job opportunities in speech-language pathology continue to expand and speech-language pathology consistently appears in the “Best Jobs” rankings by U.S. News and World Report. In addition to clinical practice, SLPs also may be employed as researchers, educators and administrators.

See Student Achievement Data for our M.S. program graduates in recent years.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association logo The Masters in Science education program in Speech-language Pathology at the University of Rhode Island is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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