MA IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and provide treatment for communication and swallowing functions and their disorders. These services are provided to individuals

  • across the entire age span from birth through adulthood;

  • from diverse language, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and

  • who may have multiple disabilities.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology provides an academic and clinical foundation for professionals providing services to children and adults with communication impairments, and qualifies graduates for certification and licensure in the profession of speech-language pathology.

The mission of the Master of Arts program in Speech-Language Pathology is to provide best-practice education for individuals seeking academic and clinical preparation for the professional practice degree in speech-language pathology.

The Master of Arts education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. 


Clinical Services in Pediatric Clinic

 

Speech-language pathologists hold either a master's or doctoral degree, the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and where applicable, state licensure. They manage and supervise speech-language pathology programs, counsel individuals about normal and disordered communication, proven preventative, consultative, and referral services, and facilitate the development and maintenance of human communication and swallowing.

If you would like to explore speech-language pathology further, view the following YouTube video

 

To be considered for admission to the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology, the applicant must:

  1. Complete a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. If the baccalaureate degree is not in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), conditional admission to the MA program may be granted for the purpose of successfully completing 28 semester hours of leveling coursework in CSD;
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework applied to the degree or a 3.0 GPA on graded graduate coursework of 12 or more hours. The College of Allied Health does not recognize academic forgiveness nor reprieve policies. All attempts of a course are included in the calculation of GPAs;
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and non-refundable application fees;
  4. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (the General Test) prior to the application deadline date. GRE scores must be no more than five years old at time of application. The OUHSC institution code for the GRE is 6902;
  5. Three letters of recommendation: provide contact information (including email address) for your three references on your online application.  Upon submission of your application, an email will be automatically sent to the three people you listed as your references giving them a link and instructions on where to upload their letter of recommendation;
  6. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The OUHSC institution code for the TOEFL is 6902;
  7. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES); and
  8. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadline is February 1 for Fall. All official, sealed transcripts, GRE scores, and TOEFL scores (if applicable) must be received by the application deadline. Late transcripts and test scores may result in an automatic denial.

 

Note: If you plan on applying to the program this year, submit an official, sealed transcript from every institution attended AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to ensure that we receive the transcripts by the application deadline. Transcripts take time to process from one institution to the other; therefore, order your transcripts ASAP! Once your fall grades have been posted, please mail us an updated transcript. 

 

Click on the following link for the address to mail your transcripts

 

 

 

 

Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance, and supplies. Students are required to assume financial responsibilities for expenses associated with clinical requirements. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.


Additional cost information:

Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees
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The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education accredits the MA Programs in Speech-Language Pathology.

The Master’s program in speech-language pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is accredited 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.

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology awarded the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Audiology Program accreditation for a period of 8 years beginning March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2025.

 

Year 1

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Phonological Disorders CSD 5313 3
Orofacial Anomalies CSD 5403 3
Speech Science CSD 5413 3
Fluency* CSD 5463 3
Language Assessment and Remediation of Preschool Children CSD 5483 3
Practicum CSD 5510 1

 

Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Research Foundations CSD 5133 3
Neuropathologies of Speech** CSD 5423 3
Autism Spectrum Disorders CSD 5143 3
Adult Neurolinguistic Disorders CSD 5453 3
Language Assessment and Remediation of School-Age Children CSD 5473 3
Practicum CSD 5510 1

 

Summer Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Practicum CSD 5510 1
Diagnostic and Instructional Procedures CSD 5523 3
Seminar - Forum CSD 5530 1
Dysphagia CSD 5572 2

 

 

Year 2

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Practicum CSD 5510 6
Seminar - Forum CSD 5530 1
TBI/RHI CSD 5553 3

 

Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Practicum CSD 5510 6
Seminar - Voice Disorders CSD 5530 2
Seminar - Forum CSD 5530 1

 Last updated: October 19, 2015

 Curriculum Notes

*If a student has not had Fluency, he/she will take it in this semester.
**If a student has not had Neuro Bases, he/she will take it in this semester and take Neuropath in the last semester of coursework. 

Comprehensive Exam

Course Descriptions

Students who do not have a CSD background must complete an additional 28 hours of coursework, click here to view courses. 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Sarah S. Buckingham, PhD
Vice-Chairman and Professor
Speech-Language Pathology Section Coordinator

College of Allied Health
1200 N Stonewall
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271-4214 Ext. 46060
Fax: (405) 271-3360
Email Dr. Buckingham

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Phone: (405) 271-6588
Fax: (405) 271-3120
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