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.

Admission Criteria

The specific requirements for the MSLP program through the 3+2 pathway include:

  • 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • B (3.0) or better in all SLH courses
  • C (2.0) or better in required/related major courses
  • No instances of academic misconduct or academic probation
  • Meet the technical standards of the profession
  • Completed a minimum of 107 credit hours prior to beginning graduate-level coursework
  • Complete CSDCAS application for the MSLP program

 Additional MSLP 3+2 Information:

  • Students must have completed 107 undergraduate credit hours to begin the MSLP graduate coursework, including all other general requirements required by the University (e.g. Core Curriculum requirements, Experiential Learning, Capstone, etc.)
  • Students are classified as undergraduate students while they complete the required courses (including graduate level courses) of the Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing degree
  • Students completing the 3+2 program will transfer the specified 13 hours of MSLP coursework completed in the fourth year into the graduate program (9 completed Fall Semester, 4 completed Summer Semester).
  • The grades for MSLP coursework do contribute to the undergraduate cumulative or major grade point average and are transferred as part of the graduate record.
  • Students will complete their Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing requirements the summer after beginning the MSLP program. Should a student desire, he or she would be eligible to participate in the Spring graduation ceremony. To receive the undergraduate degree, students must follow all University procedures for graduation.

The following courses must be completed with at least a C grade to meet the credit hour and curriculum requirements for the Bachelor’s in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

  • SLP 510 Research Methods and Application (3 credit hours; meets the requirement for SLH 410)
  • SLP 531 Simulation & Integration I (3 credit hours; meets the requirement for SLH 420)
  • SLP 533 Simulation & Integration III (2 credit hours; combined with SLP 544 meets the requirement for SLH 411)
  • SLP 542 Speech Sound Disorders (3 credit hours, transfers as an elective course)
  • SLP 544 Fluency & Counseling (2 credit hours; combined with SLP 533 meets the requirement for SLH 411)