Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

Master's Degree

The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers a residential two-year, full-time master of science degree in speech-language pathology (SLP). Our on-campus graduate program emphasizes the integration of evidence based academic and clinical knowledge and skills throughout the curriculum. With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum, community-based clinical experiences, and 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: advocacy, community, diversity, collaboration, integration, and critical thinking.

The 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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Optimizing Care Across the Gender Spectrum, a one-day workshop on Saturday, April 6, provides tools for speech-language pathologists and educators.  

Dr. Kerry Mandulak

Dr. Kerry Mandulak, faculty member in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been selected as a participant in the 2019 CAPCSD Leadership Academy.

A retired educator and speech pathologist, Steve Dustrude '73 has invested in student success, in and out of the classroom. He's been a leader in Oregon's education system and an advocate for student support at Pacific University.

Upcoming Events

Nov
20
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Hillsboro, Creighton Hall, 514, 516
Jan
22
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
Hillsboro, Creighton Hall, 514, 516
Feb
26
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020
Hillsboro, Creighton Hall, 514, 516
Mar
18
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Hillsboro, Creighton Hall, 514, 516
Apr
15
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Hillsboro, Creighton Hall, 411