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Students in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program in the FIU Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences (NWCNHS) experience a unique program focus of cultural and linguistic diversity and bilingualism.

The overall objectives of the MS-SLP program are to instruct, evaluate, and provide learning-over-time in a variety of domains in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD). Students matriculating in the students with childprogram benefit from the infusion of cultural and linguistic diversity throughout the curriculum as well as coursework and clinical experiences that emphasize speech, language, and cognitive impairments in children, adults, and the elderly.

Students will have opportunities to receive clinical education in a variety of clinical settings in the Miami metropolitan area, including hospitals, schools, private practices, and community-based clinics. They also can engage in research projects with faculty members.

Students who want to become certified speech-language pathologists must earn a masters’ degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited speech-language pathology program. The professional (entry-level) MS-SLP program here at Florida International University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Students who are preparing to graduate with a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology are eligible to sit for the Praxis examination in Speech-Language Pathology toward the end of their course of study. Upon passing this exam and completion of the masters’ degree, they are eligible for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

For outside resources on the CSD profession, please visit our Student Resources section.