The Master of Speech-Language Pathology program offered by the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is designed to prepare students for professional careers by developing their academic, clinical and research skills. This graduate level program offers two accelerated options: a 15-month (four semester) program for students who have an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology, and a 24-month (six semester) program for students with non-speech-language pathology baccalaureate degrees.
The Master of Speech-Language Pathology program emphasizes hands-on clinical experience, working relationships with local speech-language pathologists and independent research opportunities. Students who complete the degree also receive a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and California Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology. Students may also qualify for the California Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential. Both the 15-month and 24-month programs require students to complete a seven-month externship alongside a professional speech-language pathologist.
The University of the Pacific is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Speech-Language Pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accred