What will I learn?

The master's degree program in speech-language pathology is designed to provide a broad spectrum of academic and practicum experiences necessary for the education of specialists who deal with disorders of human communication and swallowing.

Clinical practical experiences are available in a wide range of professional settings including the JMU Applied Laboratory, various hospital and rehabilitation programs, and the public schools. The academic and clinical components of the program are consistent with the requirements for certification in speech-language pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for health and education licensure in speech-language pathology by the commonwealth of Virginia.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Behavioral Studies

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 44 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $54,164 for the entire course
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Health and Behavioral Studies

235 M.L.K. Jr.,



22807, United States

Online/Distance (Minimum of 44 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $54,164 for the entire course
Start date

Expected May 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: PBT (Paper Based TOEFL): 570.

For international students

Anyone who has or will obtain a Bachelor's degree from an officially recognized college or university outside or inside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission.

English language proficiency test scores:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT total score of 80 or above

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of 6.5 or above

Application Deadline

February 1 for fall

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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