Coursework for an online master’s degree in speech-language pathology covers topics such as the evaluation and treatment of speech and language, feeding and swallowing, cognitive, and social pragmatic disorders.
If you want to pursue a rewarding role helping patients overcome these and other related issues to develop, retain, or rebuild their communication skills and participate more fully in society, you may be interested in a career as a speech-language pathologist. To reach that goal, you’ll need to earn a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, which means you’ll need to complete a prerequisite credential such as a bachelor’s or professional certificate in communication sciences and disorders.
When you earn your master’s in speech-language pathology, you’ll have the opportunity to prepare for professional licensure by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). We’re focused on getting you career ready. That’s why we designed our program based on ASHA’s Big 9 areas of expected competencies: articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, receptive and expressive language, hearing, swallowing, cognitive aspects of communication, social aspects of communication, and communication modalities.
With these skills, you can pursue a career in the booming field of speech-language pathology and prepare to work in a number of environments, including hospitals, clinics, schools, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, early intervention centers, and home health.