Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology with a medical emphasis

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Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology with a medical emphasis 2018-09-28T11:04:29+00:00

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Master of Science
in Speech-Language Pathology

medical emphasis

The Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology (MS SLP) with a medical emphasis program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is a 24-month, full-time residential program that includes a mixture of traditional lecture/lab and blended/online courses. The program includes six semesters of classroom and clinical experiences as preparation for practice in medical settings.

MS SLP master’s students experience at least 25 hours of clinical observation and 375 hours of direct and simulated patient contact in a broad array of clinical settings. Clinical settings include, but are not limited to, hospitals, clinics, rehab facilities, acute care rehab facilities, long-term acute care facilities, public and private schools, outpatient facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. Students acquire these hours under the supervision of a qualified professional who holds ASHA certification in Speech-Language Pathology. Upon graduating from the MS SLP master’s program, graduates are prepared to certify for ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

Important Dates

Final Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
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Semester Begins: September 3, 2019

Academic Model

Residential Program with clinical assignments both locally and nationally.

Program Highlights

66 credits
25 hours of clinical observation
375 hours of direct and simulated patient contact

Start Date

September 3, 2019

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Degree

This program prepares graduates as Medical Speech-Language Pathologists to work in settings such as hospitals, clinics, and acute care rehab facilities.

Students who complete this degree are eligible to sit for national certification as a speech-language pathologist (i.e., the CCC-SLP) and, upon passage, may practice as a licensed speech-language pathologist.

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NSSLHA Student Leadership (Class of 2019)

Stacy Mathew-Treasurer
Jerica Balousek-Service Chair
Desiree Gilman-Historian
Bridget DiStefano-Vice President
Mary Jackson-President
Colby Powell-Secretary
Lamija Okic-Graduate Student Council Representative
Erika Buenaflor-Social Event Chair

NSSLHA’s student leadership opportunities enable students to volunteer at a national level, and to serve their fellow classmates.

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION
CAA Candidate SLP - RMUoHP

The MS SLP program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years beginning February 1, 2017 – January 31, 2022. The CAA determined that the program demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards for Accreditation, as outlined in the Standards Compliance Continuum. The program has been awarded a candidacy cycle of five years, will be listed as achieving accreditation candidate status, and will be included in all lists of candidate programs by the CAA. Award of candidacy allows the program to matriculate students into the program as it continues to document compliance with accreditation standards for the duration of the candidacy accreditation cycle.

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850
800-498-2071
caa.asha.org

UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

Take the first step toward earning your masters in speech-language pathology

Do you dream of becoming a speech-language pathologist who can influence healthcare systems in your local community and across the industry? If so, applying to earn your masters in speech-language pathology at RMUoHP is the first step toward achieving your professional and educational goals.

We invite you to explore the program information on our website, talk with MS SLP alumni, attend a virtual information session, and meet with a program advisor to help you decide whether Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions’ speech-language pathology program is right for you. We are here to help as you make this decision and hope to see you in our classroom soon.

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Learn more about our Masters of Speech-Language Pathology program

We encourage you to learn more about what makes Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions’ MS SLP program different from other masters of speech-language pathology programs. Our MS SLP students receive instruction and hands-on experiences performing Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) assessments and provide skilled intervention. Students will have the opportunity to work with AAC users and their families during clinical experiences, in schools, and in medical settings.

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions’ Speech-Language Pathology master’s program focuses on advanced coursework that will prepare graduates as Speech-Language Pathologists to work in settings such as hospitals, clinics, and acute care rehab facilities. Our students are prepared to work in medical settings and to assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent oral motor, swallowing, cognitive-linguistic, speech, and language disorders. Graduates of our medical MS SLP program are eligible to sit for national certification as a speech-language pathologist (i.e., the CCC-SLP).

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We are committed to the development
of speech-language pathologists who can:

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Obtain the Certificate of Clinical Competence

Earn voluntary CCC certification by ASHA, which requires the completion of a graduate degree, a supervised clinical fellowship, and a passing score on the national examination.

 
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Demonstrate Professional Leadership

Exhibit competency in medical speech-language pathology, health policy, diversity and professional practice issues.

 
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Diagnose and Treat Patients in Clinical Settings

Confidently assess and treat speech sound disorders, motor speech disorders, cranio-facial anomalies, traumatic brain injury, neurogenic language disorders, aphasia, and fluency disorders.

 
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Utilize Evidence-Based Research

Consume and apply current research and best practices to improve patient care and advance the field of medical speech-language pathology.

 
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Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Faculty

“The MS SLP program has been both challenging and transformative. It quickly became an unexpected home away from home for me.”
Bridget DiStefano
“The RMU MS SLP program really went out of its way to show interest in me as an individual, that personal connection is why I picked RMU.”
Steven Hartmann, BA Communicative Disorders
“I believe that you become the people you surround yourself with. Attending the MS SLP Program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals is giving me a great opportunity to surround myself with top in the nation educators who are highly experienced, competent and passionate in our field.”
Mary Christensen, B.S. Communication Disorders

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First Year Class Averages

  • GPA range: 3.0 – 4.0
  • GRE Verbal average: 149
  • GRE Quantitative average: 148
  • GRE Analytic average: 3.59

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