Your interest in speech-language pathology is nurtured, and your intellectual curiosity is 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 and St. Paul Minnesota. 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). Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in SLP or who have not completed the undergraduate prerequisite courses may have a 7-8 semester program. Leveling courses are available to complete prerequisite requirements if your undergraduate degree is in another field of study.
The graduate speech-language program is designed to prepare dynamic clinicians who work collaboratively in a wide variety of settings with a diverse population of people with communication disorders across the lifespan.
Fontbonne University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
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 of Science (MS) education program in speech-language pathology (residential, distance education, and satellite modalities) at Fontbonne University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The graduate SLP program at Fontbonne is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation which is the body that establishes standards for graduate programs in speech-language pathology. In order to graduate from an accredited program, students must achieve academic and clinical experiences that meet the standards provided by the CAA. Completion of these requirements will allow students to seek state licensure and ASHA certification.