Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Language Pathology

Program Overview

The M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology program at Albizu University trains you to become a competent speech-language pathologist who is prepared to provide clinical services to children and adults with speech and language disorders as well to serve as a consultant or clinical supervisor.

To be a professional in the communication disorders field requires knowledge and skills that transcend cultural and linguistic barriers. Albizu University, with its historic focus on sensitivity to cultural and ethnic issues, enables you to become a well-informed and clinically competent specialist who can effectively work with children and adults from diverse backgrounds.

Mission Statement 

The Speech and Language Pathology Program at Carlos Albizu University is dedicated to the development of speech and language professionals in order to provide clinical services to children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders in a variety of settings. The program also prepares students to work as supervisors and consultants.


Program Highlights

The M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology program has been offered at AU’s San Juan campus since 2005 and at the Mayaguez campus since the fall of 2015. The program launched at the Miami campus in the spring of 2016. 

The program trains you in intervention and therapeutic techniques and in the tools used to assess communication disorders in children and adults. Academic learning is integrated with practicum experiences to help you acquire the skills needed to work with populations affected by developmental delay, autism, reading and writing impairments, aphasia, dementia, voice and fluency disorders, hearing impairments, craniofacial abnormalities, neurogenic speech disorders, and articulatory and phonological disorders, among others. The program integrates sensitivity to diversity into all its courses and clinical experiences.

Our faculty members are active practitioners with extensive experience as clinical supervisors in diverse settings. Students work in small groups, enabling hands-on experience and direct interaction with peers and faculty.

The program’s practicum placement network offers a variety of clinical sites. Courses are offered only on Friday and Saturday, allowing students to combine work with completing a master’s degree in this growing health field.

The Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology education program at Albizu University 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology program find employment in an array of settings, including schools, preschool centers, private practice, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and community-based programs.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for speech-language pathologists is expected to grow 21% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Albizu University (Carlos Albizu University, Inc.), founded in 1966, was established in Miami in 1980. It is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education. The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Albizu University does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

San Juan location
151 Calle Tanca San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
Carr. 64 Esquina Calle #3, Urb. Industrial, Mayagüez, 00680 Phone: (787) 838-7272 Fax: (787) 838-7278
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education