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Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology

The Speech-Language Pathology Master’s program provides training for assessment and intervention in communication and swallowing disorders. SLP academic learning is integrated with practicum experiences to help students acquire the skills needed to work with populations affected by developmental delay, autism, reading and writing disorders, aphasia, dementia, voice and fluency disorders, hearing loss, craniofacial abnormalities, neurogenic speech disorders, and articulation and phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, among others. The graduate program integrates sensitivity towards linguistic and cultural diversity in all its courses and clinical experiences.

The Master’s in Speech Pathology program’s external practicum placement network offers a variety of clinical training sites. Students also undertake supervised training at the University Clinic on campus and via teletherapy and off-campus affiliated clinical sites. Courses are offered only on Fridays and Saturdays, allowing students to combine work with completing a master’s degree in this growing health field. The on-campus clinical experiences are offered Monday through Thursday. The off-campus clinical practicum is offered Monday through Friday.

The M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology program at Albizu University, Miami Campus, is dedicated to preparing speech and language professionals to provide communication and swallowing services across the lifespan in various settings. The program aims to prepare students by promoting critical thinking, implementing evidence-based practice, and utilizing a reflective practitioner process. Our mission includes the training of professionals that understand, and respect differences related to language, culture, neurotypes, and abilities.

To maintain a high level of professional and academic excellence in our teaching, research, and clinical practice. To this end, the MS-SLP program will continue to provide rigorous training in cultural and linguistic differences, and evidence-based practice, and promote a commitment to life-long learning for both our faculty and our students.

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Program Details


60 credits

Academic Level

Master's degree


2 years and 2 semesters (8 academic terms)

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SJU - Dra. Lizzette Román

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 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).
  • The Speech and Language Pathology Master’s program shares the Goodman Center -Albizu University Clinic with the psychology program. Speech-Language Pathology graduate students from both programs work concurrently at the clinic to provide services and treatment to to children and adults with various disorders.
  • Our faculty has extensive work experience in a myriad of settings (e.g., hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, daycares, and public and private schools), providing students with the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of the profession from experts in the field. Our professors have been speakers at local, national, and international events.

In Focus

  • The Speech Pathology Master’s courses are offered on our Miami campus, online, and in a hybrid modality.
  • Upon completion of this degree, students will be eligible to apply for a provisional license as speech-language pathologists throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Moreover, if they meet all the requirements, they can apply to ASHA as clinical fellows.
  • Graduates of the Speech Language Pathology Master's program can find employment in a variety of settings, including schools, preschool centers, private practice, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, and community-based programs, working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience a range of communication-related disorders.
  • Upon graduation, students may help promote public policies that have a positive impact on infants, children, youths, adults, and older adults with or affected by communication disorders.

Choosing the right university matters.

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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.
  • In order to support our applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic, Albizu University has decided to make the following changes for those applying for admission. Effective immediately, GRE scores ARE NOT required for admission for Spring 2022.
  • A completed and signed 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.
  • Prerequisite coursework in developmental psychology, acoustics, biological sciences, physical sciences, professional writing, exceptional child education, and statistics must be completed prior to admission. Click for Prerequisite Courses Minimum Grades
  • An interview with two or more faculty members from the MS in Speech and Language Pathology program. On the day of the interview, writing samples will be obtained in the form of:
    • A statement of purpose that clearly indicates the applicant’s professional writing and communication abilities.
    • An article critique that demonstrates the applicant’s skills in critical thinking, introspection, and ability to make connections between new information and previous knowledge.

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 Distance Education) at Albizu University, Miami Campus 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.

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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