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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Preparation in Communication Disorders entails both undergraduate and graduate coursework and clinical practicum experiences.

The Masters (MS) education program in Speech-Language Pathology at Minnesota State University, Mankato is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Blvd. # 310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498 -2071 or 301-296-5700. Such preparation also meets or exceeds the speech pathology requirement for teacher licensure and health licensure in Minnesota.

The graduate course of study begins in the Fall Semester of an academic year. The specific courses students must take are partially a function of their preparation at the undergraduate level of study. Students transferring from other institutions usually have little difficulty in establishing a course of study, if they have already earned a B.S. or B.A. degree with a major in Communication Disorders. Students without an undergraduate degree in the discipline (i.e., transition students) can expect to take at least an additional year of study to remove deficiencies prior to enrolling in the graduate program.

Many of the program's hundreds of alumni have enjoyed careers in academia as well as careers in schools, rehabilitation centers, private practice, medical centers, and hospitals.


Consider watching this video about a career in Speech/Language Pathology or Audiology

Students who are seeking information/advising about a major in Communication Disorders should view the General Orientation video before meeting with a program advisor.   For reference when watching the video, students should download the [PDF] Program of Study (800 KiB) packet.