Speech Pathologist College: List of U.S. Colleges with Programs for Becoming a Speech Pathologist

Published Aug 11, 2009

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Speech Pathologists identify and treat language and speech problems in children, teens and adults. They design individual therapy plans to help patients overcome common disorders resulting from brain injuries, strokes and congenital abnormalities. Arizona State University, the University of Florida and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are among colleges that offer programs for becoming a Speech Pathologist.

Associate of Applied Science in Speech-Language Pathology Assisting

In most states, earning an associate's degree in Speech-Language Pathology Assisting provides the credentials to assist a Speech Pathologist, also known as a speech therapist. As a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, you'll help individuals suffering from a range of communication disorders in settings like schools, day cares, hospitals and nursing care facilities.

Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

With a bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology, you can work as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant or go on to pursue a master's degree in the field. In a bachelor's degree program, you'll study subjects like audiology and phonetics.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

A master's degree is widely considered the educational standard for Speech Pathologists. In fact, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, www.asha.org, requires that professionals seeking a Certificate of Clinical Competence have a graduate degree in Speech or Language Pathology. Subjects studied in a master's degree program include anatomy, physiology and acoustics.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Speech-Language Pathology

A doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology prepares you to teach at the college level or pursue advanced studies. Doctoral programs typically require that students participate in clinical rotations and complete a major research paper, called a dissertation.

Public and Private Non-Profit Schools with Speech Pathologist Degree Programs

School Name Institution Type Enrollment Mailing Address Phone Number
University of Florida 4-year, Public 51725 355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-3115 (352) 392-3261
Arizona State University 4-year, Public 51481 University Drive and Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85287 (480) 965-9011
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 4-year, Public 50883 100 Church St. SE., Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213 (612) 625-5000
University of Texas at Austin 4-year, Public 50170 1 University Station, Austin, TX 78712 (512) 475-7348
University of Central Florida 4-year, Public 48398 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816 (407) 823-2000
Michigan State University 4-year, Public 46,045 120 Angell Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1234 (517) 355-1855
University of South Florida 4-year, Public 44,870 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620-9951 (813) 974-2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 4-year, Public 42,326 601 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820-5711 (217) 333-1000
New York University 4-year, Private not-for-profit 41,783 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012-1091 (212) 998-1212
University of Wisconsin-Madison 4-year, Public 41,563 500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, WI 53706-1380 (608) 262-1234
Florida State University 4-year, Public 40,555 211 Westcott Bldg., Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037 (850) 644-2525
Purdue University 4-year, Public 40,534 Hovde Hall of Administration, W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2040 (765) 494-4600
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 4-year, Public 40,218 1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195-4550 (206) 543-2100
Indiana University-Bloomington 4-year, Public 38,990 107 S. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-7000 (812) 855-4848
Florida International University 4-year, Public 38,182 11200 S.W. 8th St., Miami, FL 33199 (305) 348-2000
University of Maryland-College Park 4-year, Public 36,014 Mitchell Building, College Park, MD 20742 (301) 314-8385
University of North Texas 4-year, Public 34,710 Chestnut Ave., Denton, TX 76203-1277 (940) 565-2000
Temple University 4-year, Public 34,696 1801 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096 (215) 204-7000
University of Houston 4-year, Public 34,663 212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, TX 77204-2018 (713) 743-1000
Brigham Young University 4-year, Private not-for-profit 34,174 A-41 ASB, Provo, UT 84602 (801) 422-4636
Santa Ana College 2-year, Public 33,514 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398 (714) 564-6000
Boston University 4-year, Private not-for-profit 32,053 One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215 (617) 353-2000
University of Tennessee 4-year, Public 29,937 Circle Pk., Knoxville, TN 37996 (865) 974-1000
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 4-year, Public 29,338 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413 (414) 229-1122

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