The Masters of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) program at Austin Peay State University (APSU) is designed so that students will be prepared for a career as a speech-language pathologist upon completion of the program. MSLP students will acquire knowledge and skills to prevent, assess and treat communication and swallowing disorders experienced by individuals across the lifespan. The curriculum integrates all aspects of clinical education in the classroom and across practicum experiences that emphasize evidence-based client centered care. We are committed to providing APSU graduate student clinicians with an interprofessional education that will prepare them to excel across practice settings. APSU MSLP graduates will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association if all certification requirements are fulfilled satisfactorily. MSLP graduates may also be eligible for state licensure in Tennessee and Kentucky.
The Master of Speech-Language Pathology education program in speech-language pathology at Austin Peay State University is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
To be eligible for consideration for admission to the APSU MSLP Program, all applicants must:
- Complete a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the time of enrollment;
- Present with a minimum GPA of 3.00 overall at the time of admission and 3.2 cumulative for foundational courses in communication sciences and disorders;
- Submit two letters of recommendation letters of recommendation written by academic faculty, instructors, or supervisors from within the communication sciences and disorders program;
- Upload a personal statement, written independently by the applicant, and
- Submit official transcripts directly from your college or university*.
*Accepted students must submit official transcripts from their institution showing degree completion before they may enroll in courses.
Note: Applicants who have not completed the typical undergraduate foundational coursework in communication sciences and disorders may contact the program for more information about completing the preparatory coursework to become eligible for admission. Contact mslp-info.apsu.edu
What opportunites are available with this degree?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of speech-language pathologists is expected to grow by 27% from 2018-2028 much faster than the average for all occupations. Speech-language pathologists work with people to prevent communication and swallowing disorders and work with people to manage their condition so they may successfully express themselves in all desired social roles and experience the health benefits of eating and mealtime. The APSU MSLP program prepares students to practice as “generalists” to ensure graduates select from many available employment settings, such as schools, hospitals or private practice. APSU MSLP graduates will have the necessary skills to help people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.