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Graduate Program


Please note that our graduate enrollment is full, thus we are not accepting new graduate students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please check back in 2016 for information about applying for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

The Two-Year Program

Students who hold a bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology or a related discipline may apply to the six semester Master of Science degree program.  Applicants are eligible for direct admission to the graduate program provided they have an undergraduate degree in the discipline (e.g., speech-language pathology, communication sciences and disorders) that included the course work listed below or if they have earned an undergraduate degree outside the discipline and have completed the following course work or their equivalents:

Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
Normal Speech and Language Development
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
Introduction to Audiology
Phonetics (IPA transcription)
Speech Science
Introduction to Biostatistics
Introduction to Psychology

To meet national certification requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), prospective graduate students must have completed coursework in: biological science, physical science, social science, and statistics.  The social science and statistics requirements are met by the required statistics and psychology courses listed above.  Physics is the preferred physical science.  General human anatomy and physiology is the preferred biological science course.

To be considered for admission, applicants to the graduate program must have earned an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in their previous academic studies.  Truly special circumstances for lower GPAs should be addressed in the personal statement (see statement prompt below).

Duquesne's SLP program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our teacher certification program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Council For Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

For questions about the Speech-Language Pathology program or to visit the Department, please contact us at 412.396.4225 or speech-lang@duq.edu