University of South Florida
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
M.S.- Speech-Language Pathology
The residential track is a 6 semester program that draws on the rich and diverse clinical opportunities in the Tampa Bay area. SLP students will have opportunities to gain clinical experiences within the University's Speech-Language-Hearing Center, as well as clinical sites outside of the University. Off Campus sites include Veterans affair's hospitals, children's hospitals, private speech and hearing clinics, and rehabilitation clinics.
Students will complete four in-house practical courses prior to selecting 2 separate externship sites. These experiences are designed to provide the breadth and depth of clinical experiences necessary for clinical certification and state licensure.
Coursework is divided into two areas; core (required) courses and concentration area courses. The core courses are designed to help students meet the academic and clinical compliances listed by ASHA in their knowledge and skills acquisition (KASA) standards. In addition, students will choose electives based on their clinical interest areas.
Pre-requisite courses are usually completed during the year before entry into the Master’s program. Students typically will begin the pre-requisite coursework and apply for graduate school by the Feb. 1 application deadline. As long as the pre-requisite courses are completed prior to the start of the graduate program in August, a student will be eligible to apply to the Master’s program. Please explain how you will complete the courses prior to entry in the Master’s program in your letter of intent. Once admitted to the graduate program, these students will complete the necessary clinical observation hours during their first clinical practicum during the Fall semester.
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