Speech-Language Pathology, MS

Chairperson: Emily Patterson, Au.D., CCC-A
Program Director: Maura Moyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology website

Degree Offered

Master of Science

Program Description

The master’s education program in speech-language pathology at Marquette University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700. The program is directed at preparing students for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). For students interested in licensure as a public school speech-language clinician, the program meets the requirements of the Department of Public Instruction of the state of Wisconsin (DPI-Wis.) for licensure as a speech-language pathologist.

The graduate curriculum in speech-language pathology offers advanced course work in the prevention, identification, evaluation and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in both children and adults, meeting both the academic and clinical requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the licensure requirements of the state of Wisconsin.

The master of science program in speech-language pathology typically takes two years (four terms and one summer session) to complete; however, the time required to complete degree and certification/licensure requirements may be shorter or longer depending on the student’s academic/clinical background, needs and special interests.


Bilingual English-Spanish (BIES)

A bilingual English-Spanish specialization (BIES) is offered through the master’s degree program. This program prepares speech-language pathologists who are proficient in Spanish to evaluate and treat communication disorders in individuals who speak Spanish or are bilingual (Spanish-English). Candidates for the BIES must be accepted to the master of science program in speech-language pathology. Candidates also must meet language proficiency requirements established by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Graduate-level academic course work for the BIES may fulfill elective requirements for the master of science degree in speech-language pathology. Clinical practicum hours through the BIES program will apply toward a master of science degree, ASHA certification and DPI licensure requirements. All course work is based on guidelines suggested by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for speech-language pathologists providing bilingual assessment and intervention.