Master's in Speech-Language Pathology

Attend a Virtual Information Session at Marquette University

Attend Our Information Sessions: October 7, November 4, or December 2, 2023

Join us for an Information Session for our Speech-Language Pathology Program. We welcome prospective Speech-Language Pathology master's students to campus in order to learn more about the program, tour our first-class clinic facilities, and get to know Marquette University.

You will have an opportunity to meet with the Director of the Program and the Graduate Admissions Counselor as we discuss program highlights, curriculum and the application process. There will be plenty of time for Q & A, so have your questions ready.

An in-person option is available if you're able to travel to Marquette's campus in Milwaukee, WI. For those that prefer a virtual option, we will also be facilitating a Microsoft Teams meeting link so that you can still participate, synchronously, from afar.

The Information Sessions will be held on Saturday October 7th, at 11:00am CST, November 4th, 11am CST, and December 2nd, 11am CST. Please RSVP at the links below.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Program description

The graduate curriculum in speech-language pathology offers advanced course work in the prevention, identification, evaluation and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in both children and adults, meeting both the academic and clinical requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the licensure requirements of the state of Wisconsin.



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Specialize in bilingual English-Spanish Speech Pathology

A bilingual English-Spanish specialization (BIES) is offered through the master’s degree program. This program prepares speech-language pathologists who are proficient in Spanish to evaluate and treat communication disorders in individuals who speak Spanish or are bilingual (Spanish-English). Candidates for the BIES specialization must be accepted to the master of science program in speech-language pathology. Candidates also must complete the department application to the BIES specialization and meet language proficiency requirements established by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Graduate-level academic course work for the BIES specialization may fulfill elective requirements for the master of science degree in speech-language pathology. Clinical practicum hours through the BIES specialization will apply toward a master of science degree, ASHA certification and DPI licensure requirements. All course work is based on guidelines suggested by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for speech-language pathologists providing bilingual assessment and intervention.

Accredited Speech Pathology program

The master’s program in speech-language pathology at Marquette University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

The program is directed at preparing students for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). For students interested in licensure as a public school speech-language clinician, the program meets the requirements of the Department of Public Instruction of the state of Wisconsin (DPI-Wis.) for licensure as a speech-language pathologist.

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Application Deadline

To be considered for admission, all application requirements must be completed and received by the Communication Sciences Disorder Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) by January 15.

Students admitted to the speech-language pathology program are not permitted to defer their admission.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit, directly to CSDCAS:

1Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record. 

2Upon admission, an official course-by-course transcript/academic record evaluation must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record. 

Tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships are merit based. Since we have virtually no way of assessing clinical merit, it means that we look almost exclusively at academic merit.

If there is evidence of research experience or aptitude in your application (for example, you worked in a research lab as an undergraduate, you wrote an undergraduate research thesis, you took research design or statistics classes as an undergraduate), this would be looked upon favorably.

Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.