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Thank you for your interest in our Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology program at Minot State University (MSU).

Our program has a rich history of educational and clinical excellence with a 100% praxis pass rate and a 100% post graduation employment rate. Our graduates are highly sought after throughout the United States and Canada.

The Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology provides theoretical knowledge as well as clinical, and research experiences to prepare graduates for the diverse field of speech-language pathology. Rigorous and engaging academic course work along with clinical experience both on and off campus round out your education at Minot State University. The degree leads to North Dakota licensure in Speech Language Pathology and ASHA certification as a Speech-Language Pathologist (our students come from all over the United States and Canada and have had no difficulty obtaining other State and Provincial Licensure).

All faculty hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence, in their respective areas, from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Faculty are also licensed to practice Speech-Language-Pathology and/or Audiology by the North Dakota State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

How long will it take to complete the degree?

If students enter the Master’s Program in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology as a full-time student with an undergraduate degree or Post Baccalaureate classes in Communication Disorders, and have met ASHA requirements for the biological sciences, basic chemistry or basic physical science, statistics, and the social/behavioral sciences, then it is generally possible to complete the degree in five semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall, spring). Students will be on campus for four semesters and will complete an external practicum in their fifth semester.


The Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology program at Minot State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation 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.

Who can apply?

Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree with a major in Communication Disorders are eligible to apply directly to the Graduate School for admission to the program.

Where required undergraduate coursework and/or competencies are lacking, a student may be required to take extra coursework to meet ASHA Standards for Certification.

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 Master’s Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology at MSU.

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