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Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology


The Communication Disorders Department at NMSU offers a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology which meets the educational requirements for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as the educational requirements for state licensure. Students entering the graduate program with an undergraduate major in Communication Disorders can expect to complete the program in two years (including the summer between the two years) and be awarded a Masters of Arts in Communication Disorders with a specialization in Speech-Language Pathology. To complete this course of study, each student is expected to meet the program’s academic and clinical competency criteria which are aligned with the requirements of state and national certifying bodies for licensure and clinical certification. The minimum course work currently required for completion of the Master's of Arts program in Communication Disorders can be found in the NMSU Academic Course Catalog.

Graduate Students who have entered the program between 2017 and 2020 are required to complete 57 credit hours as shown below, as well as 400 clinical clock hours.