Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.) Retention and Graduation
Graduate students must maintain a QPA of 3.0 with no more than one grade lower than a B- throughout the graduate speech-language pathology program.
- If a grade lower than a B- is earned in the final clinic course prior to externship (72.576), the course must be repeated with a grade of B or higher prior to enrolling in a field experience.
- If a grade lower than a B- is earned in a field experience (72.584 or 72.586), the course must be repeated.
To progress in the graduate program, students must maintain an adequate academic standing and adhere to the department suitability clause.
This graduate program consists of a minimum of 55 semester hours with most courses being required. A master's thesis option (6 credits) is available and may be completed as part of the minimum 55 credit requirement.
Clinical experience is considered necessary and inseparable from the existing course sequence. It becomes an important step in the development of a competent clinician, linking theory with clinical experience, and preparing for certification and eventual employment in the field.