Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Master’s degree (MHS)

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department at Mizzou is one of the oldest continually accredited programs in speech-language pathology in the nation. We are proud of our long and distinguished history as well as the high quality of our graduates, students, faculty and staff.

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Overview

The MHS for Speech-Language Pathology at MU is a small and selective program.

  • Students benefit from a low student-faculty ratio, close supervision in the MU Speech and Hearing Clinic, and a challenging yet supportive learning environment.
  • Faculty in SLHS are accessible, and strong student-faculty relationships are easily developed.
  • While local clinical opportunities abound, students are free to complete their final two clinical externships anywhere in the nation.
  • Many students receive funding in the form of graduate teaching or research assistantships that provide tuition support and a stipend, thorough hourly employment or a scholarship.
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Clinical practicum opportunities

Learn more about what clinical experience you’ll be gaining in your first and second years of the program.

Curriculum

The MHS curriculum offers comprehensive training in academic, clinical, and research foundations/components of language, speech, and hearing and in the diagnosis and treatment of the spectrum of communication disorders. 

Admission and application

Learn more about what is required for admission to the program and how to begin the application process. 

Policies

Download academic policies and procedures.

Schedule a visit

We welcome and encourage prospective students to schedule a visit to our program to meet our faculty and students and to tour our facilities.

Cost and aid

All graduate students are considered for available scholarships, hourly paid positions, and graduate teaching and research assistantships. No separate applications are required. Second-year MHS students may apply to participate in the TIPS for Kids program, an interdisciplinary training program for those interested in complex pediatric cases, which comes with a generous stipend.

Accreditation

The Master of Health Science (MHS) education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Missouri is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850; phone: 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Programs accredited by the CAA offer their graduates the assurance that the academic and clinical experiences obtained through their programs of study meet nationally established standards. In addition, completion of the master’s degree offered by a program accredited by the CAA guarantees that the graduate will have met the coursework and clinical practicum requirements for the ASHA certificate of clinical competence (CCC).