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.
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.
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.