Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Degree: Master of Science
Major: Speech-Language Pathology
Hours: 54

Master of Science - Speech-Language Pathology

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology is committed to preparing you as a competent and compassionate clinician, motivated scholar and ethical professional for entry into the field of speech-language pathology.

Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, Parkinson’s disease, a cleft palate or autism.

Why Study Speech-Language Pathology at Lamar?

The Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Lamar University consists of 10 academic courses and a sequence of clinical practicum experiences. During the first year of graduate studies, you will complete clinical practicum experiences in the Lamar University Speech and Hearing Clinic. During the second year, you'll be placed in externship assignments at public schools and medical sites.

How to Apply

To apply for this degree program, you must have a Bachelor's degree in communication disorders or a related field from a regionally accredited institution. Those without a background must complete leveling coursework prior to applying.

All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in communication disorders or related field (speech and hearing science; communication sciences and disorders; audiology; speech-language pathology; speech pathology; speech pathology and audiology, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution

  • CSDCAS Application
  • All official transcripts from previous institutions.
  • All applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA as calculated by CSDCAS.
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • ApplyTexas Application

Career Paths

Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 21% over the next 10 years, much faster than the average for all occupations. Overall job opportunities for speech-language pathologists are expected to be good. Generally, speech-language pathologists who are willing to relocate will have the best job opportunities.

Primary Careers

Speech-language pathologist

Career Areas

  • Speech-language pathology
  • Audiology
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Communication research

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Private medical practitioners
  • Government agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Schools and universities