Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology

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Why Choose Our Program?

Jacksonville University is training students to become top speech language pathologists who are knowledgeable and skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, voice, swallowing, language, and cognitive disorders. Under the direction of experienced faculty, students will gain the skills needed to assess and treat individuals who are in need of speech therapy.

  • This program is offered at both our Jacksonville, Fla. location and JU Palm Coast in Palm Coast, Fla.
  • Our program is offered full-time only and takes five semesters to complete
  • JU's Jacksonville campus is a short drive to the beach and located on the beautiful St. Johns River 
  • Faculty that possess extensive clinical and research background
  • Valuable partnerships with top healthcare hospitals and schools

We are also partnered with Sant'anna Institute to offer Pathways to Speech Language Pathology: an SLP Master of Science prerequisite program. Coursework is completed online, with a culminating field and study experience in Sorrento, Italy.

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Accreditation and Application StandardsMore About Our Program

The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology at Jacksonville University is accredited for residential and satellite programs 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.  




ASHA CCC-SLP Application Standards

A career as a Speech Language Pathologist involves working with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, and ability levels, as well as handling confidential information. In an effort to ensure that the profession is made up of individuals of integrity, those applying for certification as an SLP must answer questions regarding their criminal background. 

Quick FactsSpeech-Language Pathologists

Speech-language pathologists can work in schools, hospitals and private health offices and diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of communication, speech, and language disorders.

96%96% PRAXIS exam pass rate for graduating cohorts.
$64,000 per yearIn 2021, the median pay for a typical entry-level position with a Master's degree was approximately $64,000.
99%99% employment rate for graduating cohorts.

AdmissionsHow to Apply

The deadline to submit all applications and accompanying materials is January 15, 2023.

  • Completed CSDCAS Application 
  • Unofficial Transcripts for All Degrees Conferred
  • Statement of Intent 
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation 
  • GRE Scores (recommended, not required)

When completing your application, please let us know what your location preference is for attending. This program is offered at both the Jacksonville, Florida and Palm Coast, Florida locations of Jacksonville University.

All international students must meet CSD department minimum TOEFL score requirements regardless of the language in which the undergraduate program was completed. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) or 80 on the internet-based version (TOEFL iBT) is required for admission.

Please note: Jacksonville University requires applicants to submit an application through the CSDCAS portal. Applicants do not need to complete a separate JU application. Each year, we admit full-time, in-person students for both our Jacksonville and Palm Coast locations to begin our graduate program in the fall semester.

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Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7000

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