The graduate program of study that is available primarily for applicants with undergraduate degrees in Communication Science and Disorders or related fields. The degree requires 5 semesters (2 years) and includes academic coursework as well as clinical practicum requirements. The Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program at the University of Montevallo is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. All applicants must have coursework equivalents in Biology and Physical Science (Chemistry or Physics), Statistics, and Speech Science. The science courses must have a lab component and be 4 credit hours. Any of these additionally listed courses not obtained at the undergraduate level must be completed in addition to the graduate curriculum while at UM. A personal interview may be required as part of the admission process. Applicants will be notified by the CSD Department after the January 20th application deadline regarding scheduling of an interview if deemed warranted.
For students whose second language is English: In addition to meeting all requirements for graduate admission to the University of Montevallo, students whose English is their second language must meet English proficiency requirements set by the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. Prospective candidates to the Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology must meet the graduate school requirement of a minimum score of 525 on the TOEFL. Students must also obtain a score of 27 or better on the iBT speaking subtest of the TOEFL, or a 50 or better on the Test of Spoken English. For more information on the TOEFL, visit www.toefl.org.