Master of Science In Speech-Language

University of New 51’s M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology provides students with the knowledge and skill to help patients of all ages with communication disorders.

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Why Speech-Language Pathology?

Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent communication and swallowing problems in children and adults. Successful speech-language pathologists understand the scientific, social, and clinical aspects of communication and care for patients with disorders of articulation, language development, voice, swallowing, feeding and other issues. Graduates of these programs practice in a wide range of settings including:

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Long-term care and rehabilitation facilities
  • Clinics and doctors offices
  • Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)
  • Skilled nursing facilities

Please note: Students who graduate from this program will not be able to work in Connecticut public school systems under a teacher contract, as the University of New 51 does not hold accreditation from the Connecticut Department of Education. Students can work for public and private school systems through employment agencies that provide speech-language services in school systems.


The 5 semester, 60 credit, full time program consists of didactic and clinical coursework. Students must begin this full-time program in the Fall semester and will be required to attend classes and/or clinical practice during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Students will obtain a minimum of 400 hours of supervised clinical practice during the program. Courses include:

  • Language Development and Disorders in Children
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Progressive and Acquired Cognitive-Communicative Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation
  • Dysphagia

Students must have completed the following prerequisites as an undergraduate: at least 1 semester in biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics – (3 credits each) and at least 2 semesters in social/behavioral sciences - 6 credits.

Recommended Equivalent coursework includes a minimum of one course in each of the following five subjects:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
  • Phonetics
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • Language Acquisition (Course work in Normal Speech and Language Development in Children)
Admission Requirements
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Personal Interview
  • 25 hours of observation of clinical practice by an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist
  • Minimum TOEFL iBT score of 100 from non-English speaking countries
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The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at the University of New 51 is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a "preaccreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

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Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Speech-Language Pathology, M.S.

The University of New 51 offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree, check out the catalog:

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