Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

Master's Degree

The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers a two-year, full-time master of science degree in speech-language pathology (SLP) on our beautiful Forest Grove campus. Our graduate program emphasizes the integration of evidence based academic and clinical knowledge and skills throughout the curriculum. Our innovative and comprehensive curriculum is integrated with a wide variety of community-based clinical experiences that prepare students for entry-level practice. Our philosophy is that students learn in a supportive environment. Our vision is to change practice by developing exceptional critical thinkers who become leaders in their diverse communities. As a program, we value: community, equity, compassion, critical inquiry, advocacy, and lived experiences.

Our speech-language pathology curriculum provides in-depth study of the wide range of SLP clinical practice in speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive-communication disorders across the lifespan. Our faculty integrates the best current evidence with client-centered care using innovative and practical approaches to teaching. Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, professional speech-language pathology clinical supervisors, and gain interdisciplinary experience working with allied health professionals in a variety of community-based settings throughout the graduate program. Our graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of clinical settings with clients across the lifespan, such as in early childhood programs, public and specialty schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, residential care facilities, and private clinical practices.

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Lucas Steuber '14 is leveraging his expertise as a speech-language pathologist to help some hospitalized COVID-19 patients communicate.

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Three Pacific University graduate programs were noted as among the best in the United States for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report, which released its rankings of graduate health programs this month.

Kailey Falcon MS '16 joined Play Works in Hood River, Ore. as their newest speech team member.