Entrance exam: GRE
Exam waiver available: Yes
App State’s Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SPL) prepares you to work as a specialist in the prevention, evaluation and management of human communication disorders — and to do so in a variety of settings, including hospitals and other health care facilities, educational institutions and private practice.
Through the program’s curriculum, clinical experiences and research opportunities, you’ll gain the competencies needed to meet certification standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and state licensure requirements for entering clinical practice.
App State offers the opportunity to gain real-world experience under the supervision of practicing speech-language pathologists in the university’s Communication Disorders Clinic — a nonprofit housed on campus, within the Beaver College of Health Sciences’ Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (RHS).
Visit the RHS department website for more information about App State’s Speech-Language Pathology program.
This is a program that can lead to licensure or certification in North Carolina. 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 Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements and licensing agencies in other states. Or, you may address questions to State Authorization at App State at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-7559.
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The Princeton Review named App State among the best schools in the U.S. and the Southeast for 2024.
Forbes magazine ranked App State among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2023.
Where can an App State degree take you? Anywhere you want to go!
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