The master’s degree program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) is designed to provide a theoretically and clinically rich path for students planning to work as speech-language pathologists in medical, educational, and private practice settings.  Students in the SLP program are provided with a strong foundation of theoretical and clinical knowledge through their course work and clinical experiences.

Students completing the SLP program obtain a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Colorado and are eligible to receive the Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), upon successful completion of the clinical fellowship year and the national PRAXIS examination.  Students can also apply for Colorado State Licensure and license to work in the public schools.

The SLP program is a 2-year (24 month) program that culminates in one or two internships as well as the successful passing of the comprehensive exam or completion of a thesis. The program consists of an initial summer intensive session beginning in early August and ends in late July two years later.  Students are enrolled for August intensive, fall year 1, spring year 1, summer year 1, fall year 2, spring year 2, and summer year 2. 

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Clinical Practice
MA-SLP Clinical Handbook
Curriculum for those with an undergraduate degree in SLHS
Prerequisite Coursework for those without an undergraduate degree in SLHS
Thesis Option for students wanting to complete a master’s thesis

Comprehensive Examinations
SLHS Comprehensive Examination – Case Studies_rev2_2014