Speech-Language Pathology Master of Science (M.S.)
The master’s degree in speech-language pathology meets the academic and clinical requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Nebraska licensure, and the Nebraska Department of Education teaching endorsement in speech-language pathology.
It will take two years, including one or two summer semesters, to complete all academic and clinical requirements for the master's degree. A minimum of 45 semester hours is required.
- Demonstrate knowledge of disability assessment and intervention across the lifespan.
- Demonstrate skills in assessment and intervention across the lifespan.
- Be certification and licensure ready.
Prerequisites for M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology
- Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology or similar field.
- Applicants not having a relevant bachelor's degree are welcome to apply, but must have at least 75 percent of the prerequisites completed prior to the first fall semester of the graduate program. Find more information here.
How to Apply: M.S. Degree Programs
Visit the Office of Graduate Studies Steps to Admission and submit the following:
- Online application
- TOEFL scores (International students only) (Institution code = 6877; Department code = 77)
- Financial Resource Certification (International students only)
After submitting the online application in Part 1, you will receive an e-mail notification with your new NU ID and a temporary password with instructions on how to setup your permanent password for MyRED. Now link to GAMES using your NU ID as login and MyRED password to complete the department application. You must enter or upload the following:
- Statement of purpose/ goals
- Prerequisite courses
- GRE scores (Institution code = 6877; Department code = 0620) - official score report must be sent
- Names and contact information for three references of your choosing. (The system will automatically email the specified people and request that each complete the recommendation and upload a letter of reference.)
- Assistantship / Fellowship Application (optional)
- Writing Sample (optional)
Deadline for M.S. Applicants
January 15. (Summer/Fall admission only)
*Applications for Summer/Fall 2020 admission will begin Aug. 1, 2019.*
Application to this program
-Official score report for Verbal, Quantitative and Writing Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
-Competitive applicants will have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
-Three letters of recommendation attesting to your ability to complete a program of graduate studies.
-Undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology or related major, or prerequisite courses completed.
A student wishing to pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology who has an undergraduate degree in an area other than speech-language pathology/audiology is classified as a “lateral entry student.” Application information for lateral entry students is available here.
A student may be provisionally admitted if he or she lacks prerequisite courses or do not meet minimum GPA or GRE standards. If admitted provisionally, the student can attain full graduate standing by satisfying the specific conditions of the provisional admission. In such cases, the Department Graduate Committee will stipulate what the student must do to achieve full graduate standing.
Non-degree, Post Baccalaureate
This registration (status) is for students who satisfy minimum Graduate Studies admission standards but are not working toward an advanced degree. Non-degree students who wish to be considered for admission to the M.S. program in Speech-Language Pathology must formally apply through the Office of Graduate Studies. Credits obtained as a non-degree graduate student may be considered for the master's degree program when appropriate. However, usually no more than 6 hours of class work during the period when the student holds non-degree status will be accepted toward fulfilling the graduate program requirements. Also note that a non-degree student must have permission from the instructor to take a graduate class in our department. Non-degree students cannot participate in clinical practicum courses.