Which colleges offer online Master's degree programs in speech pathology?


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Idaho State University, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Western Kentucky University and the University of Northern Colorado are some colleges that offer Master's degree programs in speech pathology online. Some schools' programs offer Master's of Arts degrees, while others offer Master's of Science degrees. Most of the programs require a Bachelor's degree in speech pathology or audiology, or a combined set of prerequisite courses. Most of the programs last 36 months and require some clinical work as well.

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Idaho State University's Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology is designed for rural students with all of the academic coursework being available completely online. Students can do a clinical practicum close to home but have to attend two campus clinical practicums during summer sessions.

The University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire's program culminates with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology but is not open to students from every state or any international students, as of 2015.

The Master's program at Western Kentucky University offers both full-time and part-time programs for online learners through its distance learning worldwide services. Both programs have all academic learning available online, with required clinical training on site.

Northern Colorado offers a fully accredited Master of Arts program for those interested in Speech-Pathology careers in education. Graduates are eligible for certificates of clinical competence and liscensing by the Colorado Department of Education.

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