Minnesota Speech Pathology Degrees

Minnesota Speech-Language Pathology Degree Programs

There are 6 ASHA accredited speech language pathology programs in Minnesota: 5 SLP Masters and 1 Doctorate.

School Level Program Admissions
Baylor University Master Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology
No GRE required
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Calvin University Master Online Master of Speech-Language Pathology
CAA-ASHA Accredited
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Emerson College Master MS in Speech-Language Pathology
CAA-ASHA Accredited
Website

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Minnesota is home to 5 institutions that offer a Master's level degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Prospective students can choose from schools located in Moorhead, Minneapolis, Mankato, Duluth, or Saint Cloud to complete their Master's degree. MSU Moorhead and UMN Twin Cities also offer a Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) degree for those who may be considering that path instead.

Are there online SLP degrees in Minnesota?

None of the 5 CAA accredited universities in Minnesota offer an online option for their Master's program. If you are interested in pursuing your MSLP degree online, you could consider nearby some nearby institutions. Eastern Illinois University offers a hybrid/online program and the University of Akron and University of Cincinnati in Ohio partner to offer a fully online SLP degree.

Top Minnesota SLP Programs

Minnesota State University - Mankato Master's in Speech Language Pathology Program

Minnesota State University Mankato offers a Master of Science (MS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The program consists of 52 credits and is typically completed in 2 years across 5 consecutive semesters. Students in this program will benefit from the University's Center for Communication Sciences and Disorders where they will gain clinical experience with both assessment and treatment.

Coursework

Students in the program will take a set of common core courses as well as a number of elective courses. Students are recommended to take additional electives to exceed the required 52 credits but it is optional. Some of the common core courses offered include Adult language and cognitive disorders, Stuttering, Speech sound disorders, and Voice and upper airway disorders.

Path to licensure for the program

As a CAA accredited institution, graduates from the program are eligible to apply for state licensure. Following the successful completion of a clinical fellowship, ASHA certification may also be obtained.

Admissions

Applications open September 1 with an application deadline of February 1. Minnesota State Mankato participates in the CSDCAS application service with no additional application for the graduate required.

Minnesota State University - Moorhead Master's in Speech Language Pathology Program

MSU Moorhead offers a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology that can be completed in 5 semesters of study. Program graduates are qualified for clinical SLP work in a variety of settings with both pediatric and adult populations. MSUM boasts a 100% employment rate for graduates as well as a 100% Praxis pass rate, making it an excellent choice for completion of your degree. Students in the program will complete 3 semesters of clinical work in the on-campus clinic before moving off-campus for their final two semesters.

Coursework

Assuming all prerequisite courses have been completed, 54 graduate-level credits are required for graduation. These include credits for academic coursework as well as credits for clinical practicum. There are thesis and non-thesis options for program completion.

Path to licensure for the program

Students must graduate from the program, pass the Praxis examination, and complete a 36 week clinical fellowship to be eligible for full state licensure and ASHA certification.

Admissions

The application deadline for fall admission is January 15. Prospective students need to submit the Graduate Online Application, upload official transcripts, complete the Speech Language Pathology Application Form, upload a resume and letter of intent, submit GRE scores, and include 3 letters of recommendation. MSU Moorhead does not participate in the CSDCAS application system.

Saint Cloud University Master's in Speech Language Pathology Program

Saint Cloud University accepts 15 students a year, on average, to participate in their competitive Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Students in the program can expect to gain valuable clinical experince in the campus clinic as well as in off-campus externships. Further, 100% of graduates have passed the Praxis exam since 2010.

Coursework

There are 2 plans for program completion, thesis or capstone. Each plan requires 55 credits for graduation, with only a slight difference in the courses requires. The thesis option includes 45 core credits and 10 research credits, while the capstone option includes 51 core credits and 4 research credits.

Path to licensure for the program

Graduates who pass the Praxis are eligible to apply for licensure to practice while the complete their clinical fellowship. At this point individuals may apply for a full state license as well as ASHA certification.

Admissions

Saint Cloud University does not participate in the CSDCAS application system so all applications must be completed online through their website. The priority application deadline is January 15 with a final deadline of March 15. GRE scores are requires as part of the application.

University of Minnesota, Duluth Master's in Speech Language Pathology Program

At the University of Minnesota, Duluth, students who attain their Master of Arts degree will enter the workforce prepared to work with individuals with a wide range of impairments. Students can expect to acquire skills related to academics, research, communication, leadership, and cultural competence. In this program, students will spend 3 semesters in a clinical internship and 2 semesters in a clinical externship.

Coursework

62 credits are required to graduate from the program, including 47 credits of required courses and 15 credits of internship/externship courses. Electives are included in the required coursework. Clinical coursework in completed in multiple settings including on-campus, educational, and medical settings.

Path to licensure for the program

As an accredited program, graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in the state of Minnesota, and may apply for permanent licensure and their certificate of clinical competence following a 9-month clinical fellowship.

Admissions

Prospective students must apply to both the graduate school and the communication sciences and disorders program to be considered for admission. A baccalaureate degree in CSD (or equivalent) is required to apply, but GRE scores are not required and should not be provided. The application deadline for fall admission is January 15.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Master's in Speech Language Pathology Program

UMN Minneapolis offers a full-time, on-campus Master of Arts degree through their College of Liberal Arts. It is designed to prepare students for clinical careers as speech-language pathologists in schools, hospitals, private practices, or a variety of other settings. Students can expect to learn foundational academic information and gain clinical skills in a research driven environment with knowledgeable faculty.

Coursework

Students are expected to enroll in 4 semesters of coursework and complete clinical practica during the summer between coursework. Practicum is also completed concurrently with academic work. 55 credits are required in order to graduate from the program.

Path to licensure for the program

To graduate, students must complete all core courses, 18 credits of clinical education, and 6 additional credits of related fields coursework. Clinical certification is granted to graduates who complete the MA program, pass the Praxis exam, and complete a clinical fellowship with appropriate supervision.

Admissions

All applicants must complete the Graduate School application. GRE scores are not required and will not be reviewed. Alongside the application, prospective students must submit copies of all transcripts and pay an application fee. All materials must be received by the application deadline. Prerequisite courses are not required and can be taken as part of the graduate program.

Minnesota audiology and speech language pathologist licensure overview

  • What SLP degree is required for licensure in Minnesota? Doctorate
  • What are the Minnesota SLP continuing education requirements? 30 hours per 2 years
  • Minnesota SLP licensing information at ASHA.org: Website

List of Speech Pathology Programs in Minnesota

School Level Program Admissions
Baylor University Master Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology
No GRE required
Website
Calvin University Master Online Master of Speech-Language Pathology
CAA-ASHA Accredited
Website
Emerson College Master MS in Speech-Language Pathology
CAA-ASHA Accredited
Website
East Central University Bachelor BA Human services Counseling - Services to Deaf concentration
Online
Website
Lindenwood University Master MA Early Intervention in Autism & Sensory Impairments
Online
Website
Our Lady of the Lake University Master Master of Arts - Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
Online
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East Central University Bachelor BA Human Services Counseling - Rehab concentration
Online
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St. John's University Doctor Online Ph.D. in Literacy
Online
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George Washington University Doctorate Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
Online
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CAA ASHA Accredited Minnesota SLP Programs

CAA-ASHA Accredited SLP Programs in Minnesota

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 Minnesota.

List of the Best Speech-Language Pathology Programs in Minnesota

Minnesota State University - Mankato
Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
Mankato
CAA-ASHA
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
Moorhead
CAA-ASHA
Saint Cloud State University
Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
St. Cloud
CAA-ASHA
University of Minnesota
Doctorate in Audiology (AuD)
Minneapolis
CAA-ASHA
University of Minnesota, Duluth
Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (MA)
Duluth
CAA-ASHA
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (MA)
Minneapolis
CAA-ASHA

SLP Licensure in Minnesota

Speech-language pathology licensure in Minnesota is handled through the Minnesota Department of Health. New graduates will first apply for a temporary license to complete their clinical fellowship before applying for a permanent license. Background checks are also completed for all new applicants. Individuals who wish to work in schools must also be licensed through the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

Career Options

Speech Language Pathologists in Minnesota can choose to work in a wide variety of settings with patients across the lifespan. SLPs focused on pediatrics can work directly for school districts of consider contracting through local or nation-wide companies such as Therapy Travelers. Those interested in medical settings can consider some of Minnesota’s larger systems such as the Allina Health System or Fairview Health Services.