Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Professional Opportunities

The entry-level degree for most job opportunities in the field of Speech-Language Pathology is the master's degree. It is generally not possible to find long-term employment in the field with only a bachelor's degree.

The future for Speech-Language Pathologists who hold a master's degree is promising. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) reports:

"Speech-language pathology will be among the hottest professions in the country in the next decade, according to recent employment growth projections in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) 2002-2003 Occupational Outlook Handbook. The profession ranked among the top 30—out of 700—fastest growing occupations over the next decade, with the number of speech-language pathology positions expected to climb 39 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the BLS November 2001 Monthly Labor Review."

Speech-language pathologists work in a wide variety of professional settings. To learn more about career opportunities in speech-language pathology, visit the ASHA Fact Sheet for Speech-Language Pathology on the ASHA Website.

Graduates from our M.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology consistently find employment in hospitals, clinics, schools, universities, rehabilitation centers, and, with additional experience, private practice. The program is recognized as among the finest in the region.

Last modified: Oct 31, 2013

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