Why Earn a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology?
Gain Expertise In and Out of the Classroom
Towson's M.S. program in speech-language pathology prepares you for one of the fastest-growing fields in health care through a balance of solid academic course work and practical clinical training experience. If you already hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in speech-language pathology and audiology, the program will help you meet academic and clinical practicum requirements of national and state accrediting, certifying and licensing bodies. We also offer programs for students with bachelor's degrees in other disciplines.
The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Study with Highly Trained Faculty
Speech-language pathology classes are taught by full-time faculty who are approachable and concerned about student learning. More than 90 percent of the faculty have Ph.D.s in their areas of specialization and are nationally known for their areas of expertise.
While not required, you can get involved in faculty research. Each year Towson students present their work at national conferences and have their work published in research journals.
Our faculty stays connected with clinical work through supervising students in our on-campus clinic or consulting with area professionals. The teaching faculty is complemented by our clinical supervisors, who bring their years of experience to share with practicum students.
Train for Your Career
To prepare for your career, you will get hands-on experience during your practicum, on campus at Towson's Speech, Language and Hearing Center and off campus in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, clinics and rehabilitation centers.
The center offers several unique on-campus training programs including the interdisciplinary Stroke Survivor Group, International Adoption Clinic, Stuttering Support Group, and Speech and Language Preschool Program. Our convenient location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor provides access to some of the top medical and educational practicum settings in the country.
After earning your degree, you will be certified to fill positions in health care or education, or you can choose to pursue advanced degree work.
Combine Classes with Clinical Practicum
The speech-language pathology program is designed to combine full-time classes with clinical experience. First- year classes are offered during the day with on-campus practicum scheduled around course work. Second-year classes are offered at times that allow students to participate in off-campus practicum during daytime hours. Our strong curriculum leads to high passing rates on the National Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology. In the past three years, more than 95 percent of our students passed on their first attempt.
Meet & Greets are held for students eligible to apply to the Speech Language Pathology (SLP) grad program.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vocal Mechanism (3 credits)
Human/Animal Biology Physical Science- physics or chemistry recommended Social Science- psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc. Statistics- a stand-alone course in statistics
Meet & Greet sessions for Summer and Fall 2013 are listed below. All Meet and Greets will be held at the Towson City Center (One Olympic Place- Towson, MD- 21204) in the second floor waiting room. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
June 14th 11-12:30
There are no Meet & Greets held in spring 2014. However, if you are offered admission, you will be invited to an Open House.
The Meet and Greets will not provide a campus tour. If you are interested in touring campus you may contact Stan Lacienski (email@example.com) to arrange a campus tour on the date of your visit. His telephone number is: 410-704-4359.