Clinical education is at the heart of the FIU Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) master’s program. It’s through the knowledge, competence, experience, patience, cooperation, and dedication of our clinical agency partners and supervisors that you’ll benefit from unparalleled clinical experiences.
Four (4) different clinical rotations – one clinical rotation per semester during the last four semesters of the program – introduces you to the challenges and satisfaction of treating communicative disorders of varying severity levels across the life span. Your learning opportunities cut across the age continuum, communication disorders, and intervention contexts that include cultural and linguistic diversity.
The clinical program is sequenced in such a way that most academic coursework will be completed prior to starting clinical practice. Students are required to minimally complete 400 clinical clock hours through the various clinical placements. It is strongly recommended that students obtain more clinical hours than the noted minimum requirements. Almost all FIU MS-SLP graduates have completed the program with significantly more than the minimum number of clinical hours.