Speech-Language Pathology / Master of Science

The Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program at Lewis University is a continuous, full-time, entry-level program designed to be completed over 6 consecutive semesters. The SLP Program has applied for accreditation by the Council for Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), a division of ASHA:

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
c/o American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850
(800) 498-2071
https://caa.asha.org/


Admission
To be accepted for admission in the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program at Lewis University, candidates will meet the following requirements:
  1. Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders OR bachelor's degree in another field of study plus the following CSD prerequisite coursework, including coursework in:
    • Anatomy and physiology of communication and hearing mechanisms
    • Speech and hearing science
    • Normal development of speech, language, and hearing
    • Phonetics
    • Per ASHA certification standards for SLPs, all applicants must have taken one course in each of the following content areas. Each course must be outside the CSD major:
      • Statistics (stand-alone course; not incorporated into a research methods or other related course)
      • Biological Science, related to human or animal science (biology, anatomy/physiology, neuroanatomy/neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science)
      • Physical Science (chemistry or physics)
      • Social Science (psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health)
  2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) for full admission; Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for provisional admission
  3. Minimum major GPA (in all CSD courses, including a minimum of five completed courses at time of consideration) of 3.20 (on a 4.0 scale)
  4. GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, analytical writing); no minimum score required
  5. Interview, by invitation, based on review of application
  6. Two spontaneous writing samples, obtained during interview


International Students

See Entering International Students.

Good Academic Standing
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Academic Probation and Dismissal
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Incomplete Grade
See Incomplete Grade.

Graduation Requirements
To complete the MS in Speech-Language Pathology degree, a student must earn a minimum of 73 credit hours in the MSSLP program of study.

Degree Offered: Master of Science
Total Credit Hours: 73
Total Credit Hours with Optional ISBE licensure: 78

Degree Requirements

Program: MS-SLPA-5

Requirements List (73)

SLPA-50100Neuroscience for Speech-Language Pathologists

2

SLPA-50200Lab: Human Brain Dissection

1

SLPA-50400Speech Sound Disorders in Children

3

SLPA-50500Child Language Disorders: Preschool

3

SLPA-50600Child Language Disorders: School-Age and Adolescence

3

SLPA-50800Adult Language Disorders: Aphasia

3

SLPA-50900Adult Language Disorders: Cognitive Communication

3

SLPA-51100Dysphagia

3

SLPA-51200Autism and Social Communication

2

SLPA-52000Praxis Review 1

0

SLPA-53000Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology

2

SLPA-53100Lab: Research Design and Analysis

1

SLPA-55000Ethics of Speech-Language Pathology Practice

1

SLPA-55100Clinical Methods 1: Prevention and Diagnosis

2

SLPA-55200Clinical Methods 2: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning

2

SLPA-56000Clinical Practicum 1: Simulation Lab

1

SLPA-56100Clinical Practicum 2: Service Learning/Mini-Rotation

3

SLPA-56200Clinical Practicum 3: Service Learning/Mini-Rotation

3

Additional Courses for ISBE Licensure (5)

ENLE-50700ESL Methods for Other School Personnel

2

RDLT-50700Literacy for Other School Personnel

1

SPED-55800Exceptional Learners and Cross-Categorical Methods for Speech-Language Pathologists

2