Program Description

PROFESSION
Speech-Language Pathologists work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, and research. They typically evaluate and treat speech and language disorders in children and adults. The master’s degree is entry level for the profession. Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate and provide services to individuals who have problems in the following areas: articulation, language, stuttering, voice, hearing, cognitive aspects of communication, social aspects of communication, and swallowing, or who need to learn to use a communication modality other than speech. 

PROGRAM
The program is three years in length. In the first year of the program, students complete preliminary course work that provides the necessary foundation for graduate-level courses. The second and third years include graduate course work and clinical work that prepare students for professional practice.  Clinical education is the strength of this program.  Clinical settings range from hospitals to schools to private clinics.

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Program Length

11 quarters (3 years)

Possible Careers

Public and private schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, short-term and long-term nursing care facilities, community clinics, colleges and universities, private practice offices, state and local health departments, state and federal government agencies, home health agencies (home care), adult day care centers, centers for persons with developmental disabilities, research laboratories.

Application Deadlines

There are currently no published application deadlines.

Admissions Requirements

The admissions committee considers the following qualifications in making admission decisions:
  • Personal statement (included in the online application)
  • All official transcripts to generate overall GPA from undergraduate bachelor's degree
  • Last two years' GPA
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Letters of recommendation

Prerequisites

Students admitted to the Transitional Master’s program must show evidence of having completed a minimum of one undergraduate course in each of the following areas prior to fall quarter of their second year in the program: biological sciences (such as biology, human anatomy, etc.), physical sciences (physics or chemistry preferred), statistics, and the social behavioral sciences (such as psychology, sociology, educational psychology, etc.)

Discipline Accrediting Agency

 This program is accredited by The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (www.professional.asha.org) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (www.ctc.ca.gov)

Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2019-2020

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition$38,900$30,342$17,894
Fees$2,640$3,520$3,520
Books & Supplies$1,000$1,240$740
Instruments
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total$42,540$35,102$22,154

Notes

Expected costs for the 2019-2020 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

The cost of attendance varies from year to year.  Please contact the office of Student Finance for up-to-date costs.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2019-2020, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2Year 3
Months enrolled91212
Room & Board$11,655$15,540$15,540
Transportation$2,880$3,840$3,840
Personal Expenses$2,070$2,760$2,760

Notes

  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.