Speech Therapy Schools: List of Colleges and Schools with Speech Therapy Degrees

Published Jul 28, 2009

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After earning a master's degree in speech-language pathology, speech therapists help people with vocal problems like stuttering, harsh vocal tone or an unwanted accent. A bachelor's degree in speech therapy helps you prepare for graduate work, and an associate's degree trains people to become speech therapist assistants. The University of Maryland, University of North Texas and Brigham Young University are just three of many schools where you can study speech therapy.

Details of Speech Therapy Degree Programs

Associate of Applied Science in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

An associate's degree in a speech language pathology assisting program prepares you to work as an assistant to a licensed speech therapist, also called a speech language pathologist. You can help with screenings to identify potential patients who need help with stuttering, vocal tone problems or other speech disorders, as well as aiding the speech therapist in carrying out treatment plans for children and adults.

Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science

A bachelor's degree gives you basic courses in speech therapy topics, like phonetics, speech disorders and language acquisition. This pre-professional degree prepares you to pursue a master's degree so you can become a speech therapist.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

With a master's degree in speech therapy or speech-language pathology, you can become a speech therapist. You'll take courses in language disorders, physical speech problems like cleft palate and medical aspects of speech therapy. You will also perform clinical rotations in which you'll be supervised as you practice working with patients.

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

Doctoral degrees in speech therapy are for those who wish to conduct research into speech and language disorders or to become professors of speech therapy at universities. You would take some classroom courses, perhaps some clinical rotations, and some laboratory coursework that introduces you to research.

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

School Name Institution Type Enrollment Mailing Address Phone Number
University of Maryland-College Park 4-year, Public 36,014 College Park, MD 20742 (301) 405-1000
University of North Texas 4-year, Public 34,710 Chestnut Ave., Denton, TX 76203-1277 (940) 565-2000
Brigham Young University 4-year, Private not-for-profit 34,174 Main Campus, Provo, UT 84602 (801) 422-4636
The University of Tennessee 4-year, Public 29,937 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996 (865) 974-1000
University of Kansas 4-year, Public 28,569 Lawrence, KS 66045 (785) 864-2700
West Virginia University 4-year, Public 28,113 Stewart Hall, University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26506-6201 (304) 293-0111
University of Utah 4-year, Public 28,025 201 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9008 (801) 581-7200
Nova Southeastern University 4-year, Private not-for-profit 27,518 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796 (954) 262-7300
University of South Carolina-Columbia 4-year, Public 27,272 Columbia, SC 29208 (803) 777-7000
Central Michigan University 4-year, Public 26,611 Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 (989) 774-4000
College of DuPage 2-year, Public 25,768 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599 (630) 942-2800
University of New Mexico-Main Campus 4-year, Public 25,672 Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 (505) 277-0111
The University of Alabama 4-year, Public 25,544 739 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0166 (205) 348-6010
Northeastern University 4-year, Private not-for-profit 24,434 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115-5000 (617) 373-2000
Western Michigan University 4-year, Public 24,433 1903 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5167 (269) 387-3530
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 4-year, Public 23,213 107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078-1015 (405) 744-5000
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 4-year, Public 22,973 14th and R St., Lincoln, NE 68588 (402) 472-7211
Eastern Michigan University 4-year, Public 22,837 Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 487-1849
Northern Arizona University 4-year, Public 21,347 Knoles Dr., Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4132 (928) 523-9011
University of Oregon 4-year, Public 20,332 110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, OR 97403 (541) 346-1000
Ball State University 4-year, Public 19,849 2000 University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306 (765) 289-1241
University of Toledo 4-year, Public 19,767 2801 W Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43606-3390 (419) 530-4636
Towson University 4-year, Public 19,758 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252-0001 (410) 704-2000
Northwestern University 4-year, Private not-for-profit 19,005 633 Clark St., Evanston, IL 60208 (312) 491-3741
CUNY Queens College 4-year, Public 18,728 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367-0904 (718) 997-5000

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