Online Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at University of Montana

The University of Montana offers a two-year online master’s in speech-language pathology program. You’ll take synchronous online classes paired with clinical experience at the University of Montana’s RiteCare Clinic and off-campus sites. As a University of Montana student, you’ll gain the skills to serve the speech-language needs of a diverse population, from infants to children and adults.

The information below has been collected from University of Montana’s website. Please be advised that program information and requirements may change, so check with the university for the most up-to-date information.

University of Montana Online SLP Program Overview

There are two options for earning an online master’s in speech pathology at University of Montana: thesis and non-thesis. The thesis option requires 71 graduate credits, at least six of which must be thesis credits. This option may take an extra semester to complete. The non-thesis option requires 65-68 graduate credits, three of which must be capstone/portfolio credits. 

Each option requires 30 practicum credits and 375 hours of supervised clinical experience. After two semesters of studies, distance learners usually complete clinical experience at the University of Montana’s DeWit RiteCare Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic during the summer. The rest of your clinical experience can be completed at sites throughout the country. Through your clinical practicum, you’ll work with American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-certified supervisors and gain broad experience treating speech and language disorders related to articulation, swallowing, fluency, voice and resonance, and hearing, which will prepare you for a career as a certified speech-language pathologist

University of Montana Speech Pathology Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online master’s in speech pathology at University of Montana, you must submit an application through the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). As an applicant, you must meet the following admissions requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in CSD, SLP or related field: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in communicative sciences and disorders (CSD), speech-language pathology or a related field. If your bachelor’s degree is in a related field, you must also complete CSD pre-requisite courses. 
  • GPA of at least 3.0: The University of Montana’s online master’s in SLP program has a 3.0 minimum GPA requirement.
  • GRE scores: You must have taken the GRE within the last five years to apply for the online master’s in speech pathology at University of Montana. 

You must also submit the following application materials: 

  • Official transcripts: Submit your official undergraduate transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended.
  • GRE scores: Send your official GRE scores to the university (institution code 0037). There isn’t a minimum GRE score requirement.
  • Resume: A current resume is required and considered supplementary information to your application.
  • Three letters of recommendation: You must submit three letters of recommendation with your application. At least one needs to be from a current or past professor who can speak to your academic characteristics.
  • Essay: A two-page, double-spaced essay that explains your long-term goals and why you’re interested in becoming an SLP is required.

University of Montana Accreditation

The online master’s in speech pathology at University of Montana is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of ASHA. The program also meets the requirements for Montana licensure and ASHA’s Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).

Information last updated October 2020

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