Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Welcome to the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology at Southern University and A&M College. We believe that it is one of the best programs in the southeastern region of the United States. The program offers students the academic and clinical preparation needed to meet the requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. A major emphasis in the program is on the use of Evidence-Based Practice in solving problems and making clinical decisions in speech-language pathology. With the use of engaging, effective, and interactive pedagogical techniques, the program's mission is to prepare speech-language pathologists from diverse backgrounds who can provide independent clinical services in a variety of settings to individuals with communication disorders across the lifespan. As part of an institution of opportunity, the faculty and staff are committed to educating students who are diverse in a variety of ways, including their culture, socio-economic status, educational background, learning abilities, and life conditions.
Southern University is one of the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States to offer an undergraduate degree program in the late 1950's. In 1985, the program was expanded and its first students were enrolled in the master's degree program. To date, over 1250 students have earned bachelors and/or master's degrees from Southern University and A&M College.
The graduate program offers work leading to the Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is an integral part of the master's degree program. Through the clinic, students have the opportunity to gain experience in a professional setting under the supervision of speech-language pathologists and audiologists who are certified by ASHA and licensed by the State of Louisiana. Clinical services in the prevention, assessment, and treatment of communication disorders across the lifespan are available in the clinic.
The Department of Speech Language Pathology at Southern University and A & M College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, ethnic or national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other illegal basis.