Online Speech Therapy Schools: List of Schools with Online Speech Therapy Degree Programs

Published Sep 03, 2009

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Online Speech Therapy programs prepare students to work as trained speech therapists in hospitals, schools, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities, helping people overcome speech and communication disorders. Almost every state requires speech therapists, sometimes called speech language pathologists, to have at least a master's degree. Several schools offer Speech Therapy degree programs online through extended education or distance learning initiatives.

Details of Online Speech Therapy Degree Programs

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Advanced study in Speech Therapy or speech-language pathology prepares students for independent management work as speech therapists. Speech therapists identify and evaluate speech and communication disorders. Speech therapists also construct rehabilitation plans to help patients overcome their speech and communication setbacks. Speech therapists can work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers and schools. Most schools that offer an online Speech Therapy degree offer at least a master's degree. Few Speech Therapy jobs are available requireing only an undergraduate degree, and many of those require a master's degree within 3-5 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.

Doctorate of Speech-Language Pathology

Doctoral degrees in speech language pathology are heavily rooted in Speech Therapy research. Most students who undertake courses that lead to a doctorate degree in Speech Therapy or speech language pathology seek to become professors of Speech Therapy. Some students may also author books or articles about the origins of speech and communication disorders, and to propose solutions for correcting the problem. Other doctorate holders in speech language pathology or Speech Therapy serve as directors of public and private charitable organizations.

Public and Private Non-Profit Schools with Online Speech Therapy Degree Programs

School NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone Number
Northern Arizona University4-year Public22,500P.O. Box 4084, Sechrist Resource Center, Flagstaff, AZ 86011(928)523-5511
East Carolina University4-year Public27,677E. Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858(800)398-9275
California State University, Northridge4-year Public36,20818111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330(866)873-6439
Tennessee State University4-year Public8,2543500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209(615)963-5111
University of Wyoming4-year Public12,0671000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071(307)766-1121

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