Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

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.

Career Paths

Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 21 percent over the next ten 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