University of Northern Colorado Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology


The University of Northern Colorado offers both an online and on campus master of arts in speech-language pathology program. The program focuses on developing speech pathology professionals who are prepared to use evidence-based practice in their work. Students learn to examine research, gather data, and evaluate treatment effectiveness to support their clinical decision making as knowledge in the field continues to expand. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).


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UNCO Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology Admissions Requirements


Those who wish to apply to the speech pathology program at University of Northern Colorado must submit the following to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS):

  • Application
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended, demonstrating a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • GRE test scores from within the last 5 years
  • Three letters of recommendations- at least 2 from professors, one may be from someone with whom the applicant has a professional relationship
  • Answer a series of academic and applicant questions


Additionally, applicants must submit:

  • Graduate school application to the university
  • Application fee- $50 or $60 for international students


International applicants must provide additional scores and information.


UNCO Speech Pathology Prerequisite Requirements


If an applicant does not hold a degree in communication disorders, speech-language sciences, or audiology, they must complete the prerequisite coursework which is listed here on their website.


UNCO Speech Pathology Program Length


The program is a 2 year program requiring 61-75 credit hours. The program includes two clinical practicums- one in a public school setting and one in a medical setting.


UNCO Online Speech Pathology Master’s Program


UNCO offers a 3 year online speech pathology program option that can be taken from anywhere in the country. It is designed to accommodate students who are employed or who have family commitments. Students can only participate in the program if they are employed as Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs), are under a Temporary Teacher Endorsement, or the equivalent. Classes are delivered in an asynchronous format and the only on campus requirement is two weeks in July during the first summer of the program. Clinical requirements will be completed at the site where the student is an SLPA. Additional hours will be required if the site is not at a school. Additionally, a final 12 week internship will take place in a medical setting during the last summer of the program. The university will find clinical placements for students no matter where they are.

This information was last updated on 1/17/20, the school’s website is always the best source for up to date information.