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Minot State University has a reputation for producing top-quality speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Enrollment Services

Communications Disorders

  • The Master's of Science education program in Speech-Language pathology at Minot State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accrediation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850,800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
  • Our graduates are sought after by employers throughout the United States and Canada.
  • MSU graduate students score well above the national average on the Speech-Language Pathology Praxis.

Careers in Communications Disorders
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists help people with speech, language or hearing problems to hear and communicate more effectively. Speech-language pathologists work with people of all ages in a variety of settings: schools, clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice.

Educational requirements
We offer a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. A bachelor's degree in communication disorders prepares students to pursue a master's (graduate) degree in speech-language pathology or audiology. A master's degree is required for professional practice as a speech-language pathologist; a doctorate degree in audiology is required for practice as an audiologist in the U.S. Approximately 25 students are accepted into our master's degree program each year.

Courses Required

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, please go to Course Catalog.

All courses subject to change. Other coursework required.

Our clinic
The Communication Disorders Clinic is an outstanding facility; with 17 clinic rooms, two assessment rooms, observation rooms, and the only Vocal Functions Laboratory in the region - it is one of the largest in the Midwest. Teamed with faculty members, our undergraduate and graduate students have the distinctive opportunity of working directly with clients: conducting evaluations, preparing appropriate interventions, and providing needed services.

Our faculty
All communication disorders faculty members hold Certificates of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. All are licensed in speech-language pathology or audiology by the North Dakota Board of Examiners.

Our second-year graduate students are highly recruited, completing their 16-week externships throughout the United States and Canada. Virtually all are offered full-time positions upon completion of their externships.

Employment outlook
Demand is so high, our graduate students often receive employment offers before they graduate. Beginning salaries in communication disorders range from $40,000 to $65,000.

The Department of Communications Disorders offers undergraduate and graduate students scholarships, graduate assistantships, tuition waivers, and funding from area service organizations and educational agencies.

Right for you?
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists work intently with their clients to help them develop or recover reliable communication and swallowing skills. They must communicate diagnostic results, diagnoses and proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by clients and their families. They need to be supportive and approach problems objectively. A client's progress may be slow, therefore patience, compassion and good listening skills are vital.

Have more questions?

To learn more, visit our Communication Disorders web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
Dr. Ann Beste-Guldborg, PhD CCC/SLP
Chair, Department of Communication Disorders
Phone: 701-858-3046 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3046