North Dakota Speech Pathology Degrees

Last updated October 9, 2023
North Dakota 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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Emerson College Master's in Speech-Language Pathology
No GRE required, prepares you to pursue certification as an SLP generalist. As few as 20 months to complete. CAA-ASHA accredited.
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New York University Online MS Program in Speech-Language Pathology
Prepares students to pursue SLP licensure. Full-time and part-time plans of study. CAA-ASHA Accredited. No GRE Required.
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Russell Sage College Online Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
The online MS in occupational therapy program from Russell Sage College prepares you to become a highly skilled occupational therapist. Earn your degree in as few as 32 months full time.
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Arizona State University Online Doctor of Behavioral Health – Management
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Three Speech-Language Pathology Masters programs are offered in the state of North Dakota. They are located in the cities of Grand Forks, Bismarck, and Minot.

Students living in North Dakota who are interested in becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist have the ability to pursue a Master's level degree through a university that offers this program, and to then apply for North Dakota state licensure and a certificate of clinical competency (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Online SLP Masters Degrees offered in North Dakota and Nearby States

There is 1 University in North Dakota that offers an online Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.

Minot State University - Part-time Master of Science (M.S.) Graduate Program

Minot State University offers a part-time graduate program online. The program takes eight consecutive semesters to complete. The online program requires students to complete one summer semester of on-campus residency that includes labs and clinical experiences. This experience culminates in two semesters of externship placements that occur within a variety of settings.

Top Courses & Descriptions

  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders
    Covers the prevention, assessment, and intervention of acquired communication disorders, including: TBI, Aphasia, dementia, cognitive-linguistic disorders, and communication disorders that are related to psychological disorders.
  • AAC: Multiple Disabilities
    Addresses the communication needs of individuals who have complex communication disorders. Covers assessment and intervention, with an emphasis on functional communication within natural environments. Various systems of AAC are reviewed, with an emphasis on practical application.
  • Language and Literacy
    An examination of the interplay of language in literacy in children from ages 3 to 12. Covers how language deficits impact language acquisition and academic performance. Explores the principles and techniques of prevention, assessment, and intervention of language-based literacy disorders.

Admissions requirements include:
1. Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders, or Post-baccalaureate in Communication Disorders
2. GRE minimum score of 3.5 on the writing portion
3. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or 3.25 in the most recent semesters contributing to 60 semester hours
4. Qualified applicants are ranked in order of GPA for last 60 semester hours of Undergraduate coursework, GRE scores, and recommendations
5. If applicant is not admitted in the first round of admissions, applicant may be placed on waiting list. Factors considered for applicants on the waiting list include: (1) Residency of North Dakota or Minnesota; Completion of undergraduate or post-baccalaureate program (2) Completion of an undergraduate clinical practicum experience & relevant volunteer experience (within the field of communication disorders)

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Nearby states that offer online SLP Master's degrees

University of Northern Colorado in Greenley, Colorado offers an online Masters in Speech-Language Pathology program. 63-75 credits are required to complete the program online.

There are online speech pathology degrees in Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, offers an online Master of Science (M.A.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers an online Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. It takes 2 to 3 years to complete the 72 total credits required for graduation of this program.

In depth review of campus based North Dakota SLP programs

University of North Dakota - Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The University of North Dakota offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology. 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). There is a thesis and non-thesis option. 71 credits are required with a thesis; 69 credits are required without a thesis.

The duration of the program is 5 semesters. Students have had a 100% passing rate on the Praxis exam in recent years. UND's Speech Pathology Masters Program offers students to study specialized topics in the field, including craniofacial anomalies, neuroanatomy, and school programs in CSD. The program also offers an intensive 6-week Summer Clinic program designed to improve children's speech and language skills.

Top Courses & Descriptions

  • Investigations in Child Language
    This course is offered for 3 credits, and examines intervention approaches for treating language disorders in children who have disabilities including developmental language disorders, Autism, and social communication disorders. Language disorders within culturally linguistic differences are discussed.
  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders
    An overview of Aphasia and communication disorders, and clinical management, in adults following traumatic injury to the brain. This course examines the representation of language in the brain, as shown through neuroimaging, electrical stimulation mapping, and more.
  • Dysphagia
    An examination of normal and atypical swallowing function. Swallowing disorders in children and adults are addressed, including strategies for assessment and intervention.

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. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (typically with a major in Communication Sciences Disorders or equivalent Post-Baccalaureate program)
2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 overall
3. Minimum GPA of 3.00 in undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders courses
4. 3 letters of recommendation (preference for academic references)
5. Personal statement of 500 words or less
6. Completion of the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements (refer to UND graduate catalog)
7. Meeting of Essential Functions required by ASHA upon admission to the program.
8. Completion of pre-requisite courses in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Application Deadline for Fall: January 15.

University of Mary - Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The University of Mary offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology. 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).

In recent years, students have had a 100% passing rate on the Praxis exam and a 100% employment rate within one year of graduation. The program consists of 5 semesters, including 1 summer semester that occurs between the first and second year. An individual or group research project is required at the end of the program, which includes a presentation and paper in manuscript form.

Top Courses & Descriptions

  • Autism Seminar for SLPs
    This course is offered for 2 credits, and teaches students about the language and social communication characteristics of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Includes a review of the cognitive, sensory, social emotional, and behavioral abilities of individuals with ASD. Addresses current best practices for the assessment, differential diagnosis, and intervention strategies.
  • Voice and Resonance Disorders
    Develops a knowledge base of the anatomy and physiology of normal and disordered phonation and resonance. This course includes an in-depth study of the speech, language, feeding, and hearing issues that are associated with craniofacial anomalies that cause cleft palate. Addresses the assessment, intervention, and management of resonance and voice disorders.
  • Research in SLP
    Students learn to critically review scientific literature within the field of speech-language pathology. This course develops knowledge of research methods, designs, strategies, and evidence-based practices. The course is offered for 3 semester credit hours.

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 in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences from an accredited university OR a Bachelor's degree in another major with the completion of CSD-specific prerequisite courses
2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
3. Minimum of a "C" in all CSD pre-requisite coursework
4. At least 1 undergraduate course in biological sciences, physical sciences, social/behavioral sciences, and statistics
5. 3 reference letters
6. Statement of purpose
7. CV/Resume
8. 25 guided observation hours of an ASHA certified SLP

Rolling admissions are considered until August 1.

University Name: Minot State University
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Language Pathology
Minot State University offers a residential program that consists of a minimum of 62 credit hours. The program takes five semesters to complete. To complete the program, students have an option of taking and passing oral and written comprehensive examinations or writing and defending a thesis. The program is accredited by the CAA of ASHA, and prepares graduates to be eligible for ASHA certification and state licensure in North Dakota.

Top Courses & Descriptions

  • AAC: Multiple Disabilities
    This course covers the communication needs of individuals who have complex communication disorders. It addresses recommended practices for assessment and intervention, with a focus on functional communication. Several AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) systems are discussed, with education on their practical application and use.
  • Audiology for the SLP
    Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system. This course covers the prevention, assessment, and intervention of hearing loss and discusses its relation to language and academic performance. Underlying neurological systems and behavior manifestations are discussed as they relate to hearing loss.
  • Fluency Disorders
    This course addresses the prevention, assessment, and treatment of acquired and developmental fluency disorders, such as stuttering and cluttering. It includes discussion on procedures for counseling and social/cultural aspects of fluency disorders.
  • Admissions requirements Include:

    1. Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders, or Post-baccalaureate in Communication Disorders (this is a two-semester leveling program that offers the prerequisite courses required for completion prior to entry to the graduate program for SLP).
    2. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 for the last 4 years or last 60 credit hours
    3. 3 letters of recommendation from academic instructors and/or supervisors
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. Video Submission

    Applications are accepted through February 15th. Applications received by January 15 receive priority consideration.

    North Dakota audiology and speech language pathologist licensure overview

    • What SLP degree is required for licensure in North Dakota? Masters or Doctorate
    • What are the North Dakota SLP continuing education requirements? 10 hours per yr
    • North Dakota SLP licensing information at ASHA.org: Website

    List of Speech Pathology Programs in North Dakota

    There are 2 CAA-ASHA accredited speech language pathology programs in North Dakota: 2 SLP Masters and 0 Doctorate.

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

    CAA-ASHA Accredited SLP Programs in North Dakota

    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 North Dakota.

    List of the Best Speech-Language Pathology Programs in North Dakota

    Minot State University
    Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
    Minot
    CAA-ASHA
    University of North Dakota
    Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
    Grand Forks
    CAA-ASHA

    SLP North Dakota Speech-Language Pathologist Licensure Overview

    What SLP degree is required for licensure in North Dakota? Masters
    What are the North Dakota SLP continuing education requirements? At least 10 contact hours for each year.
    North Dakota SLP licensing information is available at ASHA.org. No post-graduate professional experience (Clinical Fellowship or “CF”) is required for state licensure in North Dakota. However, it is required for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) certification.

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

    1. Possess a Master’s or Doctoral level degree 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. Complete and pass the Praxis II examination.

    The Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) by ASHA is not required for North Dakota State Licensure. However, it is recommended because the nationally recognized professional certification is preferred or required by most places of employment.

    SLP career options in North Dakota

    According to ASHA, there are approximately 607 Speech-Language Pathologists in the state of North Dakota. The career outlook for SLPs in this state is positive, and from 2020-2023 there is expected to be a 27% increase in demand for SLPs in North Dakota.

    A high number of Speech Pathologists (57%) work in education facilities, such as schools. An estimated 36% work in health care facilities, and 6% work in other facilities. Speech Language Pathologists have several career options in North Dakota. These include: Schools, Private Practices, Hospitals (inpatient/acute care or outpatient), Nursing homes/Skilled nursing facilities, and Early Intervention facilities.

    SLP’s have opportunities to work at a variety of settings. The population of North Dakota is estimated to be approximately 779,000.

    Speech Pathologists have the option to work for a public school in a larger city, like Bismark, or other cities throughout North Dakota. An estimated 23.6% of the population in North Dakota are under the age of 18 years. Speech Pathologists can work with those within this age population at a school setting or in a pediatric private practice. The population of individuals over the age of 60 in North Dakota is increasing. Speech Pathologists can work with this age population in settings such as nursing facilities and rehabilitation facilities.

    Online Speech Pathology Programs

    Speech Pathology Programs

    States for SLP Degrees

    Emerson College Online Master of SLP Program