Graduate Snapshot - Speech Language Pathology:
Description of Program:
The master's degree program in speech-language pathology is designed to provide a broad spectrum of academic and practicum experiences necessary for the education of specialists who deal with disorders of human communication and swallowing.
Clinical practical experiences are available in a wide range of professional settings including the JMU Applied Laboratory, various hospital and rehabilitation programs, and the public schools. The academic and clinical components of the program are consistent with the requirements for certification in speech-language pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for health and education licensure in speech-language pathology by the commonwealth of Virginia.
Most students will be admitted as traditional on-campus students. However, the department also participates in a statewide collaborative online masters program, Distance Learning in Virginia Educating Speech-Language Pathologists (DLVE-SLP), funded by a grant from the Virginia Department of Education. A few students who meet DLVE-SLP candidacy, including all prerequisite course work, may be admitted to the JMU master's program to undertake their master's degree in the primarily online program. These students will complete the program listed below for DLVE-SLP students. Although many of the requirements are completed in an online mode, interested individuals should be aware that there will be some on-campus requirements. These are typically scheduled for the summer period. Students interested in the DLVE-SLP program should consult the department website for more detailed information and the name of a contact person prior to applying.
Degrees Offered: Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)
Program Website: http://www.csd.jmu.edu/dlve-slp/index.html