M.S. in Speech Language Pathology
The Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association. Admissions to the graduate program are limited by the resources available.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent degree at an international institution.
- Minimum of 21 semester hours of upper-division undergraduate courses related to communication disorders.
- Demonstration of academic achievement and potential as indicated by the results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and upper level undergraduate and graduate coursework (a minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division preparatory SPLP undergraduate courses).
- Other evidence of background and experience that might be available.
- A 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international applicants.
Admission is competitive. The number of students admitted each semester is dependent on available program resources.
NOTE: To engage in clinical practicums, which are a crucial element in the curriculum, students in Speech Language Pathology must pass a background check. Therefore, applicants accepted to Speech Language Pathology will be required to undergo and pass a background check prior to matriculation. Applicants will be responsible for the costs in obtaining a background check report.
Majors in Speech-Language Pathology must complete the following:
Comprehensive written project and oral examinations are required for students who choose not to write a thesis. Students who write a thesis are required to defend the thesis in an oral examination. Students who choose to write a thesis must enroll in SPLP 5398 and SPLP 5399.
- A D or F grade in any graduate course will result in immediate dismissal from the graduate program and no reconsideration of the student for readmission will be taken.
- No more than two (2) C grades will be permitted. A third C grade will lead to immediate dismissal from the graduate program and no reconsideration of the student for readmission will be taken. If a C grade is earned, it must be matched with an A grade in a course within the program’s required SPLP courses, and this must be accomplished the semester (fall/spring/summer) immediately following the semester the C was earned.
36 semester credit hours of graduate academic coursework and five semesters of clinical practicum for completion of Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology: Total Graduating Hours: 51 credit hours
Academic Program and Expectations
Copies of the Graduate Studies Catalog are available for $1 on campus or $3.50 for a mailed copy. For additional information on the academic program and expectations, contact the Graduate Advisor in Speech-Language Pathology,
Patricia Lara, PhD, CCC-SLP
Clinical Associate Professor
Speech-Language Pathology Program
1101 N. Campbell, Rm 401
El Paso, TX 79902
Required Credits: 51
|Speech-Language Pathology (All courses require a grade of C or better)|
|Res Design in Comm Disorders|
|Diff Diag of Comm Disorders|
|Aphasia and Related Disorders|
|Lang Disorder/Sch. Aged Child|
|Phonatory Disorders of Voice|
|Motor Speech Disorders|
|Comm Disorders and Literacy|
|Probs-Proj in Spch Lang Path (or other elective course)|
|Treatment Efficacy/Comm Disord|
|Select 15 hours of the following:||15|
|Grad Prac SPLP Univ|
|Grad Prac in SPLP Schl Setting|
|Grad Pract in SPLP Hosp/Agen|
|Probs-Proj in Spch Lang Path|