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Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists specialize in the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human communication disorders. They work in a variety of professional settings, such as public and private schools, hospitals, universities, nursing homes, other health care facilities, and in private practice. They work with persons of all ages, from infancy to the elderly.

 

Pre-Professional Undergraduate Program

The speech-language pathology undergraduate program is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of normal and disordered communication as preparation for entrance into graduate school. The program requires majors to have a scientific knowledge base for good decision making skills. The undergraduate program is considered a pre-professional program; it lays the foundation for the master's program, which is required for independent professional practice.

Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program

The Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology graduate program enables students to develop professional knowledge and clinical skills.

Traditional and non-traditional students will demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities professionally and competently in a variety of clinical settings. The graduate program offers a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

 

 

 


Public Meeting Announcement
Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology

Invitation to a Public Meeting during the Reaccreditation Site Visit of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Mississippi University for Women by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech‐Language Pathology.

Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
Starting at 4:30 p.m.
Mississippi University for Women, Fant Memorial Library
tiered classroom first floor,
1200 5th Ave. S, Columbus, MS 39701

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Mississippi University for Women invites all interested parties (for example, practicum supervisors, current and former students, employers, members of MUW’s academic community, and members of the general public including recipients of clinical services in any partner organizations) to a Public Meeting during its upcoming reaccreditation site visit. The Public Meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in the tiered classroom on the first floor of Fant Memorial Library at MUW, 1200 5th Ave. S, Columbus, MS 39701.
  
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with members of the accreditation site visit team to provide personal observations and experiences related to the Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology programs’ compliance with the CAA’s accreditation standards.

Interested parties may either attend this meeting to provide oral or written testimony to the site visit team, or may provide comments to the Council on Academic Accreditation prior to the site visit. Written comments provided prior to the site visit must be submitted to the Council on Academic Accreditation no later than February 1, 2019. All written testimony must include the commenter’s name, address, telephone number, and the commenter’s relationship to Mississippi University for Women Department of Speech-Language Pathology.

All written comments must be signed and submitted to: Accreditation Public Comment Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech‐Language Pathology (CAA) American Speech‐Language‐Hearing Association, 2200 Research Blvd., #310 Rockville, MD 20850.

Written comments can also be faxed (301‐296‐8570) or emailed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to the CAA.

A copy of the CAA’s Standards for Accreditation and Policy on Public Comments can be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at the address above, by calling ASHA’s Action Center at 1-800‐498‐2071, or by accessing these documents online at: http://caa.asha.org/programs/call-for-public-comments/

Interested parties may also contact Dr. Kathy L. Shapley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, department chair for speech-language pathology at Mississippi University for Women for more information (phone: 662-329-7272 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

To request an ASL interpreter or other accommodation to attend this event, please contact Cheryl Wright, Business Manager for Speech and Hearing Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 662-329-7270 no later than February 4, 2019.

 


 

Accreditation

The master's (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Mississippi University for Women is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland  20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

 

Turner Hall

Our Future Home

Construction is underway for the new home of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. The $8.2 million expansion and renovation of Turner Hall, funded from state general obligation bonds, began in January 2018.

Turner Hall Renovations