Graduate Program - Clinical Education

Master of Science Degree

The Master of Science clinical education program reflects the 2014 Standards for Speech Language Pathology identified by the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC, 2014)

Category B: Practicum (Minimum) Campus* Total: 9-13
Credit Hours
SLP 801-804: Advanced Practicum: (intervention - varied)
SLP 806: Advanced Practicum: Healthcare 
SLP 813L: Advanced Practicum: Evaluation
SLP 816: Clinical Practicum in Audiology
SLP 857L: Aural Rehab Practicum  

*Clinical education includes a variety of settings.  These settings may include the following:  Herndon Clinic, Early Childhood Connections (Headstart),  school settings, Hays Area Children's Center, Good Samaritan Society, and telepractice.

Externship* Total: 12
Credit Hours
SLP 811: Advanced Practicum: School Externship  
SLP 811: Advanced Practicum: Medical Externship  

*The externship is usually a full semester of clinical work with approximately half of a semester within a school setting and half within a hospital setting.

  • Actual number of weeks vary from site-to-site.
  • Taken during last semester of graduate program although variations of this scheduling does occur at times.
The graduate program in speech-language pathology in the Department of Communication Disorders at Fort Hays State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Department prepares students for clinical certification by ASHA and professional licensure by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
 Contact Information: - 785-628-5366