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Speech Language Pathology

Offered: On Campus & Online

Credit Hours: 57-91

Est. Time to complete: 5 semesters


Average Earnings: $89,290

It takes five semesters to complete our graduate program. During this time, you will have a full course load as well as rigorous and exciting clinical practicums both on and off campus. Your final semester will be an externship in a site of your choice.

Our part-time graduate program is online and takes eight semesters to complete. The online program requires one summer semester of on-campus residency for labs and clinical experiences. This experience culminates in two semesters of externship placements in various settings. 

Advance your career
Speech-language pathology is a career of impact, in which you will make a positive difference in the lives of others. It is a career that allows a good standard of living, job satisfaction, and can change with your desires and life circumstances. Careers in communication disorders are top rated by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn with Minot State
Besides engaging in stimulating coursework, you will have amazing experiences.

  • Immerse yourself in faculty-student collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects.
  • Present your research at state, national, and international professional conferences.
  • Join the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and contribute
    to the community.
  • Become a graduate assistant, facilitating undergraduate learning and research.
  • Participate in a variety of on- and off-campus clinical experiences.
  • Bridge academics with hands-on learning in one of our many labs.
  • Choose a thesis or comprehensive examination option.
  • Complete a 16-week externship in the location of your choice with domestic and international opportunities.

Be inspired. . . earn your Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Program benefits
100% of students in our program:

  • Find employment in the field - often before they even graduate.
  • Take part in a variety of experiences in interesting and challenging clinicals both on and off campus.
  • Complete laboratory and simulation experiences across ASHA's Big Nine.
  • Our newly remodeled clinical facility includes voice, stuttering, AAC, language/articulation, and medical speech-language labs. You will also spend time learning in our cadaver lab.

Clinical opportunities
You will have opportunities for clinical experience in the prevention, assessment, and intervention of communication and swallowing disorders with clients across the lifespan including:

  • Speech sound disorders.
  • Voice.
  • Receptive/expressive language.
  • Cognitive or social aspect of communication.
  • Hearing and its impact on speech language.
  • Alternative and augmentative communication.
  • Genetic and acquired syndromes.

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About Minot State University
Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life.

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (Residential and Distant Education) 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All Minot State programs fulfill the requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota. If you are seeking a professional license in a state other than North Dakota, learn more about program disclosures and licensure requirements at

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