An Online Master's Degree Preparing Skilled Speech-Language Pathologists
The Speech-Language Pathology Master of Arts – Online Program prepares you for entry-level employment as a speech-language pathologist using a clinician-researcher model that provides a strong academic background and a foundation in evidence-based practice. It is offered in a primarily online format plus one two-week Summer visit to our Greeley Campus. See details in the Course of Study section.
Attend an Online Information Meeting!
A program representative will share information about the program and answer any questions you have.
Please register for the following online (Zoom) session.
This program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) through September 2025.
CSD Prerequisites / Leveling: Online Summer Courses
UNC offers summer online CSD prerequisite / leveling courses designed for students with a bachelor’s degree who need to complete these courses to apply for this program. The courses are generally posted on our Courses & Workshops page in February each year and they begin in May.
Eligibility for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
This Master of Arts program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) through September 2025, and by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).
- Students who complete this program, complete the clinical fellowship and pass the Praxis exam are eligible to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Graduates can also qualify for licensure from the Colorado Department of Education. Eight weeks of internship in public schools are required to be eligible for licensure from the Colorado Department of Education. Each state has specific rules for licensure, so if you plan to practice out of state please check with that state's requirements to ensure that this program will fit your needs.
Career opportunities include positions in schools, hospitals and rehabilitation centers; practice in association with a range of physicians including otolaryngology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and pediatrics; and private practice.
Visit the CSD Website
The department of Communication Sciences & Disorders hosts additional program information, including program outcomes data and an FAQ list.
Time to Completion:
Delivery Option & Start Term:
Online + 1 Summer Greeley Visit: starts Fall term 2024
Online + 1 Summer Greeley Visit
This 3-year master's degree is offered in a primarily online format to meet the needs of non-traditional students with employment or family commitments that preclude participation in a traditional on-campus program. You will visit our Greeley campus for 2 weeks during your first summer term for laboratory experiences associated with coursework and academic advising.
You will progress through the program as part of a cohort (group of students moving through the program together).
The graduate curriculum provides the academic and clinical practicum components of the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Coursework (62-71 Credit Hours)
Graduation from this program requires a minimum of 62 credit hours. Your clinical practicum needs, course choices and internship hours may result in additional credit hours.
To see a typical list of courses by term, visit an example Current Students page for this program.
For full program requirement details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.