The Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Mount St. Joseph University 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.

Hours: 69

Year One

SLP 501 Clinical Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology (3)
SLP 503 Early Language Disorders (3)
SLP 504 Graduate Seminar (1)
SLP 510 Research Methods and Application (3)
SLP 520 Clinical Speech Science (2)
SLP 531 Simulation & Integration I (3)
SLP 532 Simulation & Integration II (2)
SLP 533 Simulation & Integration III (2)
SLP 541 School Age Language & Literacy Disorders (3)
SLP 542 Speech Sound Disorders (3)
SLP 544 Fluency & Counseling (2)
SLP 545 Management of Hearing Loss for SLPs (2)
SLP 601 Dysphagia (4)
SLP 602 Adult Language Disorders (4)
SLP 603 Voice and Resonance (2)
SLP 604 Motor Speech Disorders (2)
SLP 621 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)
SLP 650 Clinical Practicum I (1)
SLP 651 Clinical Practicum II (1)
SLP 652 Clinical Practicum III (1)

Year Two

SLP 543 Policy, Funding, and Advocacy in Speech-Language Pathology (2)
SLP 622 Complex Conditions Across the Lifespan (3)
SLP 653 Clinical Practicum Med/Clinic (5)
SLP 654 School Practicum (6)
SLP 780 Capstone (3)

Elective (3)

Academic Probation and Dismissal

The MSLP policies on Academic Probation and Dismissal are consistent with the university’s policies. Additionally, students in the MSLP program may be placed on probation for a grade of C in any Simulation and Integration course (SLP 531, 532, 533) or Clinical Practicum course (SLP 650, 651, 652, 653, 654). Students will be dismissed from the program for 2 or more C grades in these courses.

Program Outcomes

By the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of human communication and swallowing processes across the lifespan as well as the cultural influences on these processes.
  • evaluate and diagnose communication and swallowing disorders with consideration for the influences of culture, family, and the social determinants of health.
  • identify and implement evidence-based methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for persons with communication and swallowing disorders.
  • integrate current evidence into high-quality and culturally responsive clinical practice.
  • demonstrate the ethical decision making, integrity, and advocacy skills to provide meaningful leadership in the community and profession.
  • engage in effective communication and collaboration with patients, families, and interprofessional teams.