Connecting people, one moment at a time

The Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) program prepares students for a rewarding career as a speech-language pathologist (SLP). SLPs work with individuals and families across the lifespan (newborn through geriatric) to prevent, diagnose, treat, and research speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Demand for speech-language pathologists is predicted to grow 29% through 2030 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022), making the employment outlook very strong. Speech-language pathologists work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, and early intervention programs.

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Day 1 Real-world Clinical Experience
Weekly Simulation Experience


Grounded in Catholic values, Mount St. Joseph's Speech-Language Pathology program will prepare high-quality clinicians infused with a deep commitment to meeting the needs and challenges of their clients through professional and personal excellence. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to implement comprehensive services for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders together with their families, while employing evidence-based practices and accepting persons of all cultures and beliefs. Students will develop the leadership abilities, interprofessional collaborative skills, personal insight, and integrity to make a meaningful impact through service to others, their community, and their profession. 

MSLP at the Mount

  Why Choose the Mount? 

Our educational mission-driven MSLP program is committed to providing you the academic and clinical experience to become an outstanding clinician. On-site educational facilities include a skill laboratory and a simulation laboratory to facilitate hands-on experiences working with patients and families. First year clinical experiences embeded our students and faculty into the community; students learn to provide clinical services in real-world settings. These locations include local preschools, elementary schools, adult day service providers, hospitals, and other service providers. Second year clinical externships are generally completed in schools, hospitals, or other healthcare centers.

  Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Applicants for the MSLP Program must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution OR be currently enrolled in a undergraduate program with the degree awarded prior to starting the MSLP program.
  • Complete the required prerequisite courses
  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses are required for to ensure students have the necessary foundational skills to be successful in the graduate program and be eligible for certification as a speech-language pathologist through the American Speech Language Hearing Association. In the event a course is taken twice, the admission committee will consider the highest grade earned by the student.

Prerequisite courses directly related to the practice of speech-language pathology must be completed with a ‘B’ (3.0) or better grade. Students must complete the following related courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Speech and Language Development
  • Phonetics

A grade of ‘C’ (2.0) or better is required in related scientific and social science prerequisite areas. Required courses include:

  • Physical Sciences (must be a physics or chemistry course)
  • Biological Sciences (must be specific to human biology and not specific to speech and hearing)
  • Statistics
  • Social Sciences (Psychology or Sociology are recommended)

For additional information on certification requirements, please see the American Speech Language Hearing Association's 2020 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology



The Master of Speech-Language Pathology Program uses CSDCAS, a centralized application service for students applying to graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology. Using CSDCAS, students only need to upload their admission information once and can share it with multiple schools.


The CSDCAS application will open August 1, 2022 and priority consideration will be given to applications completed by February 15, 2023. Rolling admissions begin March 1, 2023 for Fall 2023 admission.


At this time, there is no supplemental application or any additional application fee beyond CSDCAS fees.

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The Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) program prepares high-quality clinicians to meet the needs and challenges of their clients through professional and personal excellence. Cultural responsiveness is infused into our curriculum and our clinical experiences. Outside the classroom, students develop the skills necessary to make a meaningful impact on their patients, community, and profession by connecting people, one moment at a time.





Erin Sizemore

Ph. D., CCC-SLP Chairperson and Associate Professor

Emily Buckley

MS, CCC-SLP Director of Clinical Education

Sisan Cuervo

Ph. D., CCC-SLP Assistant Professor