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Speech-Language Pathology

How we shine...
Masters program graduates achieved a 96% Praxis exam pass rate & 96% graduation rate over the past 3 years
The "Bachelor's to Work" track is the only one of its kind in the state of Louisiana
The Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center is a state of the art facility in which students get face to face contact with clients
For the past 3 years, graduates of the Masters program achieved a 100% employment rate
Speech-Language Pathology is the only Communicative Disorders Program located in the Louisiana-Delta Region
Who to contact in Speech-Language Pathology
Dr. David Irwin,
Professor & Interim Director

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Speech-Language Pathology

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Master of Science (M.S.)

About Speech-Language Pathology...
The B.S. degree in speech-language pathology is a pre-professional program that provides a foundation upon which graduate students build to become competent clinicians. Practitioners are required to have the Masters degree for professional practice. In the undergraduate program, students acquire basic knowledge related to human communication processes and disorders. They also acquire information on disordered aspects of speech, language, and hearing. This foundation is necessary for the continued acquisition, at the graduate level, of knowledge and skills as related to etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders.

What you can do with this degree:
The B.S. program prepares students for graduate work while the nationally accredited M.S. program prepares graduates for careers as American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified speech-language pathologists.

What careers have our graduates pursued?
About half of SLPs work in school settings, while the other half work in medical settings, A small percentage pursue careers in private practice and university settings

"I would love to open my own private practice and be my own boss!"
-Kasey Shows,
Speech-Language Pathology Major

Our graduates have gone on to work at
Johns Hopkins Medical Center, UAMS, Internationally in Greece and Canada

Where have our students gone on to graduate school?
University of California, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, University of Texas-Dallas, and many more

Check out some of our learning opportunities:
  • Several community entities are provided with speech-language and hearing screenings; these include: HeadStart, ULM Child Development Center, Early Steps, Our Lady of Fatima, and Jesus the Good Shepherd
  • Local and national internship opportunities as schools and hospitals
  • Undergraduate students can participate in the Emerging Scholars Program
  • Graduate students take a research course and complete a research project

Take advantage of online learning.
We offer select courses online.

Get involved beyond the classroom:
NSSLHA (National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Student resources include
The Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center, STAP Lab

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)