Sep 28, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

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The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) will provide the graduate level academic and clinical training to enter the field of speech-language pathology. Graduates will be trained in the prevention, assessment and intervention for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders across settings and across the lifespan.

The professional entry-level Master of Science (MS) in Speech-Language Pathology is a rigorous full-time program. Students must meet all admission requirements, including prerequisite courses identified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and must have either a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) or Speech-Language Pathology or the equivalent. These undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate programs must be completed at a program from an accredited university in the United States.  

The curriculum comprises six semesters over two years, consecutive enrollment in a cohort model. The program includes both academic courses and clinical practicum courses for a total of 69 units. Clinical experiences are assigned by the program to meet the 400 hours of clinical experiences in different settings across the life span, per ASHA requirements.


Core Requirements

Students enrolled in the MS-SLP are required to take all designated core courses to fulfill degree requirements, for a total of 69 units.


*Students must enroll in OHNS 514  and OHNS 519  twice, for a total of 6 units each.

**Students must enroll in OHNS 518  twice, for a total of 2 units.

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