Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology


Welcome to the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology at Southern University and A & M College which is one of the best academic programs in the southeastern region of the United States. The program offers students academic and clinical preparation that meets the requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.  By providing students with research-and evidence-based learning opportunities infused with engaging, effective, and interactive pedagogical techniques as well as technology used in the field of speech-language pathology, the vision of the program is to prepare students to become clinicians who provide independent clinical services to persons across the life-span who have disorders of communication.  The faculty and staff are committed to educating students to become qualified speech-language pathologists and researchers within the discipline in a culturally and linguistically diverse world.

About the Program

Southern University is one of the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the country to offer an undergraduate degree program in Speech Pathology in the late 1950s.  In 1985, the program was expanded and its first graduate students were enrolled in the master's program.  To date, over 1250 students have either earned undergraduate and/or masters degrees. 

The graduate program offers work leading to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic is an integral part of the master's degree program.  The clinic offers students the opportunity to gain experience in a professional setting under the supervision of speech-language pathologists and audiologists certified by ASHA and licensed by the State of Louisiana. Therapeutic intervention and rehabilitative services for diagnosing speech and language problems across the lifespan are available in the clinic.


For more information, contact:
Dr. Elaine Lewnau, Graduate Program Director
Phone: 225.771.2550


Dr. Donna Dejean, Interim Department Chair
Phone: 225.771.2450