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Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology at the Mayaguez Center, Miami and San Juan locations of Albizu University (AU), trains students to become competent speech-language pathologists who are prepared to provide clinical services to children and adults with speech and language delays or disorders, cognitive-linguistic impairments, and/or swallowing disorders, as well to serve as consultants and clinical supervisors.

This speech pathology master’s program provides training in intervention and therapeutic techniques, as well as the tools used to assess communication and swallowing disorders. Academic learning is integrated with practicum experiences to help students acquire the necessary skills 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 articulation and phonological disorders, among others. This SLP program encourages a culturally sensitive approach throughout all its courses and clinical experiences.

The master’s in Speech Pathology external practicum placement network offers a variety of clinical training sites. Students also undertake supervised training at the Speech and Language Pathology Clinic at Albizu University. Courses are only offered on Fridays and Saturdays, allowing students to work while completing a master’s degree in this growing health field. The clinical experience and practicum are offered Monday through Friday.

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Program Details


60 credits

Academic Level

Master's degree


2 years and 2 semesters (8 academic terms)

Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology Program Director Dr. Lizzette Roman, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Program director:

Dr. Lizzette Roman, SLPD, CCC-SLP

(305) 593-1223, ext. 3261
2173 NW 99th Ave
Miami, FL 33172-2209

Program Highlights

  • The theoretical framework of our Speech Pathology master’s program complies with the standards set forth by the Council for Clinical Certification and the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • This master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology shares the Albizu Clinic with the psychology program. Graduate students from both programs work concurrently at the university clinic to provide services and treatment to children and adults with a variety of disorders.
  • Our faculty members have extensive work experience in a myriad of settings (e.g., hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, daycares, public and private schools) to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of the profession. Our professors have been speakers at local, national, and international events.

In Focus

  • This Speech Pathology master’s program is offered on campus, online, and in a hybrid modality.
  • Upon completion of this degree, students will be eligible to apply for a provisional license as speech and language pathologists throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. In addition, students could apply to ASHA as clinical fellows (CF) if they meet all the requirements.
  • Graduates of the program could find employment in an array of settings, including schools, preschool centers, private practice, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, and community-based programs, where they could work with children, adolescents, and adults who experience a variety of communication and associated disorders. In time, they may also promote public policies that have a positive impact on infants, children, youths, adults, and older adults.

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  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • A cumulative undergraduate or graduate transfer grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Results of the Graduate Studies Admission Examination (EXADEP) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Only the scores from exams taken within the last five years will be accepted.
  • A completed and online application for admission, which can be found through the following link:
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably from past professors (in accordance with the AU format).
  • Current curriculum vitae that summarizes the applicant’s credentials.
  • Prior to admission, prerequisite coursework in developmental psychology, acoustics, biological sciences, physical sciences, professional writing, exceptional child education, and statistics must be completed.
  • An interview with one or more faculty members from the MS in Speech and Language Pathology.
  • A statement of purpose (to be completed virtually), which should be one-page long. It must provide a clear indication of the applicant’s interest in the field, short- and long-term career goals, and demonstrate writing and communication skills.
  • A writing sample of an article critique (to be completed virtually) that is indicative of the applicant’s critical thinking as well as writing and communication skills.

Once the Admissions Office receives all the required documentation and the interview process is completed, academic program advisors will contact successful candidates to provide program direction and guidance.

The Master of Science (MS) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (Residential and Satellite location) at Albizu University 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.

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Albizu University (Carlos Albizu University, Inc.) is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education. The PsyD in Clinical Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Albizu University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

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