Masters in Speech/Language Pathology

Xavier offers a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology is a 51 - credit hour program focused on producing professionals who are clinically competent as defined by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to respectfully and compassionately address the needs (i.e., prevention, identification, treatment) of individuals across the life span with communicative disorders, differences or those who are at risk of such problems within and across diverse communities, settings, and contexts.

Admission Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a preferred overall 3.0 GPA and preferred 3.2 GPA in the Communication Sciences and Disorders courses

*Applicants who do not meet the preferred grade point average may be considered for conditional admission based on their last 60 hours of semester credit.

  • Three letters of recommendation, 2 academic, and 1 professional 
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended
  • Successful completion of a face-to-face interview, upon invitation.
  • Personal statement

*As part of the application process, applicants must clearly express in writing their views on cultural and linguistic diversity.

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score requirements include a 280 preferred combined score.  (Verbal & Quantitative Reasoning), preferred writing score of 3.0
  • TOEFL Score

*Students who are not native speakers of English will be required to pass the TOEFL and demonstrate English speaking comprehension skills appropriate for service delivery. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 on the paper-based exam, or 100 on the internet-based exam, must be achieved on a test taken within the last two years. Students may be referred for accent reduction or ESL instruction.


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