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