Letter to Prospective Students
Dear Prospective Student,
Thank you for your interest in our Communication Disorders Program at Minot State University (MSU). I am pleased that you are considering MSU for your graduate studies. Our program has a rich history of quality students, exemplary faculty, and outstanding facilities.
The Masterís Program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, (301) 296-5700. We feel that our strong clinical emphasis is a major attraction of our masterís training program. Students in the Communication Disorders Program have the opportunity to participate in several specialty clinics: Cleft Palate, Child Disability, Voice, Fluency, as well as assessment and treatment clinics.
Students who have completed a bachelorís degree with a major in Communication Disorders are eligible to apply directly to the Graduate School for admission to the graduate program. The undergraduate coursework in Communication Disorders completed at another accredited university may be accepted at MSU. Where required undergraduate coursework and/or competencies are lacking, a student may be required to make up the deficiencies to meet all graduation requirements. Required coursework in the basic human communication processes must also be met by all candidates for the masterís degree. If all undergraduate major and other requirements are met and are comparable to MSU requirements, then it is generally possible to complete the masters degree with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology by starting in the fall session and attending spring, summer, and the following fall semesters. Students are then required to complete an off-campus practicum in their last spring semester. If all clinical requirements have not been met after the fifth semester, additional practica must be completed.
Students who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Communication Disorders must apply to the Post-Baccalaureate Program. Acceptance into the Post-Baccalaureate Program does not guarantee acceptance into the Masterís Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology at MSU.