Your interest in speech-language pathology is nurtured, and your intellectual curiosity supplemented, with hands-on experience in our nationally recognized graduate program – now offered both at our main campus in Clayton, Missouri and our distance education (i.e., remote synchronous instruction with on–campus clinical experience) location in Kansas City, Missouri. Fontbonne University’s accredited Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program prepares dynamic clinicians to work collaboratively in a wide variety of settings. We have a 5–6 semester program for students who have an undergraduate degree in SLP and have met the prerequisite requirements (see View Program Requirements). Leveling courses are available to complete prerequisite requirements if your undergraduate degree is in another field of study.
With a master’s degree — a requirement for employment across the country — graduates can look forward to a career with many options. These professionals assist individuals of all ages with a range of conditions including cerebral palsy, cleft palate, deafness, stroke, brain injury and autism, with a variety of communication disorders (speech, language, fluency, voice).
Each location of this program requires an application through the CSDCAS WebAdmit site. You must apply through the CSDCAS WebAdmit site in order to be considered for our graduate SLP program.
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Students gain real-world experience through a variety of clinical practicum opportunities while under the mentorship of experienced working professionals. Fontbonne has more than 100 agreements with excellent facilities.
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The current U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists speech-language pathology as having a “faster than average” growth in employment rate of 19% (2012-2022).
The master’s degree (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology at Fontbonne University 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. Any students wishing to file a complaint about the graduate program may contact the CAA directly.