Nova Southeastern University Speech Pathology Program


Nova Southeastern LogoNova Southeastern University offers a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program that can be completed in person or online if living 50 or more miles from one of the Nova Southeastern campuses. Both the in-person and online formats are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Classes are offered on evenings and weekends to accommodate those who are employed while receiving their degree. The Speech-Language Pathology Clinic at Nova Southeastern University has specialized clinics in Augmentative and Alternative Communication as well as in voice disorders.


Nova Southeastern Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Admissions Requirements


To apply to the SLP master’s program at Nova Southeastern University, one must complete an online application through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Services and meet the following requirements:

  • Transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended, proving completion of bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution that is regionally accredited
  • A 3.0 cumulative college GPA or higher
  • Six prerequisite courses with a grade of B- or higher and 4 ASHA knowledge outcomes courses with a C- or better
  • Two essays (prompts are provided in application)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Twenty-five clinical observation hours with an ASHA certified SLP.
  • Nova Southeastern Application
  • Application Fee
  • Interview
  • Orientation weekend (only on campus requirement for online students)
  • International applicants must provide additional scores and information.


Additionally the following prerequisite coursework is required for acceptance into Nova Southeastern’s SLP program:

  • Introduction to communication sciences and disorders
  • Anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms
  • Phonetics
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Normal speech and language development
  • Audiology and aural rehabilitation (can take as two separate classes)
  • ASHA Knowledge Outcomes statistics course
  • ASHA Knowledge Outcomes biological science course
  • ASHA Knowledge Outcomes physical science course
  • ASHA Knowledge Outcomes social/behavioral science course
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Nova Southeastern Speech Pathology Program Length


The speech pathology program coursework at Nova Southeastern is delivered on evenings and weekends so that students can maintain employment. The 53 credit hour program can be completed in 8-12 semesters. The program must be completed within 6 years of starting. In addition to completion of coursework, students must complete the“completion requirements” following in order to receive their degree.


Nova Southeastern Speech Pathology Master’s Online


Nova Southeastern University offers an online slp program option for those who live over 50 miles from a campus. The coursework is delivered through synchronous chats on GoToMeeting and through videoconferencing.

This information was last updated on 6/5/19, a schools website is always the best source for up to date information, the school’s website is available here.