Hawaii Speech Pathology Degrees

Last updated July 11, 2023
Hawaii Speech Pathology Degrees By Amy Yacoub, MS, CCC-SLP
Amy Yacoub, MS, CCC-SLP
Current SLP, MS in SLP, Columbia University in the City of New York
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Arizona State University Online Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science
Learn about typical speech, hearing and language development as well as the basics of relevant disorders.
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One Speech-Language Pathology Masters program is offered in the state of Hawaii. It is located in the city of Honolulu. Students living in Hawaii who are interested in becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist have the ability to pursue a Master's level degree through this university or through an online program, and to then apply for state licensure and a certificate of clinical competency (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

In Depth Review of Hawaii SLP Programs

University of Hawaii at Mānoa - Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The University of Hawaii at Mānoa offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). A thesis or non-thesis option are available.


  • Neuroscience in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    This course explores the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the human nervous system as it relates to communication and swallowing. Students will learn how neurological pathologies lead to deficits in those areas.
  • Seminar in Motor Speech Disorders
    An in-depth examination of various motor speech disorders. Disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech are reviewed, with an emphasis on assessment and treatment. Current literature on treatment is reviewed, as are practical exercises in treatment plan.
  • Child Language Disorders
    This course examines the etiology, behavioral characteristics, and treatment techniques for language disorders in children. Studies how to identify language deficits (methods, tests, and instruments used in the diagnosis of child language disorders).
  • Path to Licensure
    Students enrolled in the M.S. program in Speech Pathology must follow state-specific licensure requirements for the state they live in or plan to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist upon graduation.
    Upon graduation, students are eligible for national certification through ASHA (CCC-SLP) due to the program's Accreditation with ASHA.

Admissions requirements include:
1. Bachelor's degree (completion of 36 credit hours of undergraduate prerequisite CSD-related coursework if Bachelor's degree is not in CSD)
2. 25 hours of guided clinical observation in the practice of Speech-Language Pathology
3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for final 4 semesters of undergraduate study
4. Minimum GPA of 3.5 in CSD prerequisite coursework
5. GRE scores; Minimum of 146 (Verbal & Quantitative sub-tests) & 3.5 (Written Examination)

Fall admissions only.

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Hawaii Online SLP Masters Degrees

There are not any Universities in Hawaii that offer an online Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology. There are nearby states across the Pacific (still a long flight!) that offer an online Master's in Speech Language Pathology degree.

California State University - Northridge Online MSLP Program

California State University - Northridge in Los Angeles, California offers a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.) program. 56 credit hours are required and it takes students 3 years to complete the program. Students must complete practica where the live, and can complete all other coursework online. Students have the option of completing a thesis or taking and passing written comprehensive examinations to graduate. Click for more information on California online MSLP programs.


  • Interviewing and Counseling in Communicative Disorders
    This is an advanced study of interviewing and counseling techniques used in Speech Language Pathology. The application of these strategies for diagnostic and therapeutic practice is reviewed. The course also discusses professional and ethical considerations for practice.
  • Research in Communicative Disorders
    Students learn research methods and instrumentation used in the field of Speech Language Pathology. Techniques for completing literature searches, research design, statistical tests, and others will be discussed. Students will utilize online library research methods.

University of St. Augustine online MSLP program

University of St. Augustine has two locations in Texas and offers an online Masters degree (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology. 55-58 credit hours are required over 5 trimesters (1.7 years). 2 trimesters of virtual clinical practice and 3 semesters of on-site clinical practice are required. 4 residency weeks at the University of St. Augustine's Austin or Dallas campus is required. Click for more information on Texas MSLP programs.

Baylor University Masters in Communication Sciene and Disorders

Baylor University in Waco, Texas offers an online Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The program can be completed in 20 months if attending full-time and 28 months if attending part-time. GRE scores are not required to apply, and graduates have a 97% Praxis pass rate.

Hawaii audiology and speech language pathologist licensure overview

  • What SLP degree is required for licensure in Hawaii? Masters
  • What are the Hawaii SLP continuing education requirements? N hours per A
  • Hawaii SLP licensing information at ASHA.org: Website

List of Speech Pathology Programs in Hawaii

There are 1 CAA-ASHA accredited speech language pathology programs in Hawaii: 1 SLP Masters and 0 Doctorate.

School Program Admissions
Emerson College Master's in Speech-Language Pathology
✓ ASHA Accredited
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP)
✓ CAA-ASHA Accredited
Arizona State University Online Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science
HLC Accredited.
New York University Online MS Program in Speech-Language Pathology
✓ CAA-ASHA Accredited
George Washington University Online Doctor of Public Health
Russell Sage College Online Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
✓ACOT Accredited
Calvin University Speech and Hearing Foundations Certificate
East Central University Online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling
Transfer credit friendly.
Arizona State University Online Doctor of Behavioral Health – Management
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CAA ASHA Accredited Hawaii SLP Programs

CAA-ASHA Accredited SLP Programs in Hawaii

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the premier programmatic accrediting board for Speech Pathology programs. Below is a list of ASHA accredited speech pathology and audiology programs in Hawaii.

List of the Best Speech-Language Pathology Programs in Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

SLP Hawaii Speech-Language Pathologist Licensure Overview

What SLP degree is required for licensure in Hawaii? Masters
What are the Hawaii SLP continuing education requirements? Hawaii does not require continuing education.
Hawaii SLP licensing information is available at ASHA.org.

Individuals must be licensed by the state board as a Speech-Language Pathologist to practice in Hawaii. In order to be licensed in this state, the individual must meet the following requirements:

1. Master’s (or its equivalent) in Speech-Language Pathology from an institution accredited by the Council on Professional Standards of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
2. Evidence of eligibility for meeting ASHA requirements for CCC in Speech pathology, including: 375 hours of supervised clinical practicum, 36 weeks of full-time postgraduate Clinical Fellowship (supervised by an SLP with a CCC).
3. Passage of an ETS written examination
4. 3 Letters of recommendation

Career Options in Hawaii

According to ASHA, there are approximately 551 Speech-Language Pathologists in the state of Hawaii. The career outlook for SLPs in this state is positive, and from 2020-2023 there is expected to be a 24% increase in demand for SLPs in Hawaii.

50% of Speech Pathologists in Hawaii work in education facilities, such as schools. An estimated 37% work in health care facilities, and 13% work in other facilities. Speech Language Pathologists have several career options in Hawaii, in schools, private practices, hospitals and nursing homes, and more.

SLP’s have opportunities to work at a variety of settings. The population of Hawaii is estimated to be approximately 1.5 million.

Speech Pathologists have the option to work for a public school in a larger city, like Honolulu, or other cities throughout Hawaii. An estimated 39 SLPs in Hawaii provide Multilingual Services. SLPs who are multilingual may be in demand in Hawaii.

Online Speech Pathology Programs

Speech Pathology Programs

States for SLP Degrees

Emerson College Online Master of SLP Program