Online Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University offers an online Master of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science with a concentration in speech-language pathology. Space is limited to 30 students for online learning. Upon admission, students join their fellow SLP classmates as a cohort, working in tandem throughout the degree program. The program includes online coursework, two summer clinical practicum experiences on campus, and two local clinical practicums. 

Learn more below about the online master’s of speech pathology at Tennessee State University. The information has been collected from Tennessee State University’s website. Please be advised that program information and requirements may change, so check with the university for the most up-to-date information.

Tennessee State University Online SLP Program Overview

This 53-hour program uses a curriculum of academic and clinical instruction that leads to applied knowledge of the complex processes underlying human communication. With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, full-time faculty and clinical instructional staff, students can complete the part-time program in eight semesters. 

In addition to online coursework, students must complete 400 practicum hours with 25 in clinical observation and 375 in direct client/patient contact. During the first two practicum experiences, one during the first summer of the program, students will spend approximately three weeks on campus working with preschool children in a Language Stimulation and Prevention Summer Camp. The second summer requires students to spend around six weeks on campus in a Summer Articulation, Language and Fluency Camp. The third and fourth practicum experiences will be arranged locally in an approved site close to where a student resides. 

Tennessee State University Speech Pathology Admissions Requirements

Students applying for the online master’s in speech pathology at Tennessee State University must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the area of speech-language pathology or have completed the following 15 hours of prerequisite coursework in speech-language pathology prior to applying for the graduate program:

  • SPTH 2500: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • SPTH 2600: Phonetics
  • SPTH 2800: Introduction to Speech, Hearing and Language Disorders
  • SPTH 3300: Clinical Methods in Articulation Disorders
  • SPTH 3500: Language and Speech Development in Children

The above prerequisite courses are offered at TSU both online and on campus. Students must go through departmental advisement before the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology grants permission to take the prerequisite courses as a non-degree seeking student. Taking the prerequisite courses as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the program. 

In addition, students must submit the following: 

  • Application
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GRE or MAT scores
  • Criminal background check

Tennessee State University Accreditation

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) accredits the Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Science education program in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Tennessee State University.

Information last updated August 2020

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