Augustana's new master of science in speech-language pathology was developed by faculty in the college's well-established undergraduate program in communication sciences and disorders.
Within the Augustana’s M.S. program, students can:
• Gain more experience with 84 graduate credits, half in clinic-based courses. Within a liberal arts setting that highlights ethics and service, graduate students become better prepared for their future work.
• Complete four clinical practicums in Augustana's on-campus Barbara A. Roseman Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing, one of the oldest college-based speech and language clinics in the nation. The clinic population reflects the large and linguistically diverse Quad-Cities community (pop. 450,000).
Technology in the center allows for real-time input from advisors during student clinician sessions.
• Practice and learn in Augustana's new $3.5 million expansion to Brodahl Hall, with a sensory room for children on the autism spectrum, ultrasound technology for speech, observation rooms, conference rooms, research laboratories, a large resource and materials library, and full-service audiology facilities.
Service learning is valued and taught at Augustana: Examples include hearing screenings for refugees, literacy tutoring, and working with at-risk expectant mothers.
In addition to language and voice disorders, course topics include counseling, neuro/cognitive issues, the aging brain, multiculturalism, and ethical issues in clinic methods.
New students are eligible to apply for one of several competitive graduate assistantships and scholarships.
To learn more about the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Augustana College, email or call Karen Sheraden, department coordinator, 309-794-7350. Or contact the Office of Admissions, at 309-794-7341.
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The master's program in speech-language pathology at Augustana College is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Md., 20850; 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.