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Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology

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

The program provides training in intervention and therapeutic techniques, in addition to the tools used to assess communication and swallowing disorders. 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 impairments, aphasia, dementia, voice and fluency disorders, hearing impairments, craniofacial abnormalities, neurogenic speech disorders, and articulation and phonological disorders, among others. The program integrates sensitivity towards diversity in all its courses and clinical experiences.

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

Available in the following locations:

MIA SJU MYZ

Credits

60 credits

Academic Level

Master’s degree

Duration

2 years and 2 semesters (8 academic terms)
SJU - Dra. Lizzette Román

Program director:

Dr. Lizzette Roman, SLPD, CCC-SLP

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

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 master’s program shares the Albizu Clinic with the psychology program. Graduate students from both programs work concurrently at the clinic to provide services and treatment to children and adults with a variety of disorders.
  • Our faculty has extensive work experience in a myriad of settings (e.g., hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, daycares, public and private schools) providing 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 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-language pathologists throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Moreover, students who meet all requirements could apply to ASHA as clinical fellows (CF).
  • Graduates of the program could find employment in a variety of settings, including schools, preschool centers, private practice, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, and community-based programs. They could work with children, adolescents, and adults who experience a range of communication-related disorders.
  • Upon graduation, students may also promote public policies that have a positive impact on infants, children, youths, adults, and older adults.

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.
  • 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 signed online application for admission, which can be found through the following link: https://albizu.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Admissions/Pages/prospectinquiry.aspx.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, preferably from past professors (in accordance with 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. The coursework must be completed prior to admission.
  • An interview with one or more faculty members from the MS in Speech and Language Pathology program.
  • A statement of purpose (to be discussed during the admissions interview), 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, as well as demonstrate writing and communication abilities.
  • A writing sample of an article critique (to be discussed during the admissions interview) that is indicative of the applicant’s critical thinking, writing, and communication abilities.

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.

After all the required documentation is received and an interview completed by the Office of Admissions, academic program advisors reach out to successful candidates with program direction and advisement.

The Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology 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 (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.

https://www.asha.org/eweb/ashadynamicpage.aspx?site=ashacms&webcode=caalisting&caacat=all

https://www.asha.org/about/governance/committees/committeesmartforms/council-on-academic-accreditation-in-audiology-and-speech-language-pathology/

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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