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Graduate Program – Master of Science Degree

The Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at FHSU is an on-campus program that prepares students for clinical certification by ASHA and professional licensure by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability.

Student outcome data has exceeded the accreditation requirements regularly. Click on the links below for more detailed information regarding the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at FHSU.

Students can review the Essential Functions for a Speech-Language Pathologist or learn more about Clinical Education Opportunities offered through our program.   Potential graduate students should review our Graduate Application Process for step-by-step instructions on applying to the graduate program. 

Core Curriculum

The core curriculum for the Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology at FHSU is provided below. These courses address the 2014 Speech Language Pathology Standards identified by the Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC, 2014). See the FHSU University Catalog for a full description of policies and courses.

FHSU Graduate Core Courses: Total 33 Credit Hours

SLP 810 Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology 2
SLP 812 Clinical Collaboration in Speech-Language Pathology 2
SLP 813 Assessment and Intervention in Multicultural and Diverse Populations 2
SLP 817 Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders* 3
SLP 820 Research Development 1
SLP 822 Applied Research Experience 2
SLP 834 Dysphagia 2

SLP 835 Augmentative Alternative Communication 2
SLP 836 Advanced Audiology for the Speech-Language Pathologist 2
SLP 840 Speech Sound Disorders 2
SLP 855 Fluency Disorders 2
SLP 856 Voice and Motor Speech Disorders 3
SLP 862 Language Disorders: Early Language 2
SLP 863 Language Disorders: Later Language 2
SLP 889 Neuroanatomy 2
SLP 890 Cognitive Linguistic Communication Disorders 3

SLP 801-816: Clinical Graduate Courses**

* The SLP 817: Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a required course of the FHSU Graduate School. Students have concurrent enrollment in SLP 820: Research Development and then are enrolled in SLP 822: Applied Research Experience.

** Graduate students will be required to enroll in a variety of clinical experiences throughout their graduate experience including: graduate practicum, practicum in evaluation, graduate practicum in healthcare, aural rehabilitation clinical experience, audiology clinic, education externship, and medical externship.

The master's program in speech-language pathology at Fort Hays State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
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