Appalachian’s Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology is devoted to the study of human communication and associated disorders and prepares clinicians for work in a variety of settings – schools, hospitals, nursing homes, community clinics, home health and private practice.
Students gain the academic and clinical practicum experiences necessary for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and advanced licensure by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
This is a program that leads to licensure or certification. Appalachian State University cannot confirm whether this program will meet the requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories.
If this applies to you, check the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for information on licensure requirements and licensing agencies in other states. Or, you may address questions to State Authorization at Appalachian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-7559.
Course titles and information can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.
Required Entrance Exam: GRE (score must be no more than 5 years old)
Required number of references to specify in the online form: 3 (faculty members preferred)
Supplemental Information: Resume (Required upload for application submission); Letter of intent (upload on the Additional Information page in the online application)
Additional Notes: The Speech-Language Pathology program at Appalachian conducts admission reviews once each year for a Fall admission.
Basic Conditions for Consideration of Admission: Meeting or exceeding the conditions below does NOT guarantee admission. All applications will be weighed based upon the number of seats available and the quality of the complete application packages. With special permission from the Graduate School, a program may admit a limited number of students with exceptional circumstances who do not meet the graduate school minimums.
Graduate School: 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from the appropriate admission test(s), OR 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the appropriate admission test(s).
Admission to Speech-Language Pathology: Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of applications are reviewed in comparison to the current applicant pool.
- Spring: x
- Summer Session 1: x
- Summer Session 2: x
- Fall: 2/1
*See full deadline information below under Application Essentials.
- This program is CAA accredited and will provide you with the academic and clinical practicum experience necessary for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- As a full-time student, you can expect to complete the 60 credit hours in 2-3 years.
- Students begin clinical practicum the first semester. You will likely be assigned to a preschool, medical, corrections or other setting each semester.
- An internship is completed in your last semester of the program.
Method of Delivery
- Speech Language Pathologist
Dr. Kim McCullough