College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
ENMU Station 24
Portales, NM 88130
M.S. - Communicative Disorders Speech-Language Pathology
The Master of Science degree in communicative disorders provides advanced training in assessing and treating speech, language and hearing disorders. ENMU's communicative disorders program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). It enables students to meet academic and clinical practicum requirements for ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
A master's degree is a minimum requirement to serve as a speech-language pathologist in most public school, medical, or other private settings. Speech-language pathologists work with clients from infants to the elderly. They treat clients who have language, articulation, fluency, voice, and hearing disorders, working in settings such as public schools, preschools, private clinics, hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
100% of ENMU's students graduating with the Master of Science degree in CDIS have passed the National Examination in Speech Pathology and Audiology (NESPA): 92% of these candidates passed on their initial attempt - taken while still enrolled in coursework at ENMU (number based on a 3 year average). Our 2009 average is 100% for students taking their NESPA on their FIRST attempt...this means that (in most cases) our students passed the NESPA following their 3rd semester of academic coursework at ENMU. Our graduation completion rates within a 3-year-period are 86%. Our employment rates for those seeking a job are 100% within the first 3 months following graduation.
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Remote Town
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999