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Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical Research Speech-Language Pathology 

The UW Master of Science in Clinical Research Speech-Language Pathology (CoreSLP) provides you with a focused course of study that prepares you for doctoral study in speech-language pathology or entry into any clinical practice setting.

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In the CoreSLP program track, you’ll study a curriculum that's accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the nation’s leading professional organization for speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

In addition to the foundational speech-language pathology curriculum, the program incorporates coursework in statistical analysis and research methods. You’ll also complete a research seminar and be paired with a faculty mentor who’ll oversee your research training, lab work and master’s thesis.

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Program Format

CoreSLP is a full-time, two-year (eight-quarter) program. This is an in-person program, and classes are held on the UW campus in Seattle. You’ll complete the clinical coursework in a variety of community practice settings, including at the UW and in Seattle and the surrounding area.

Clinical Education and Experiential Learning

A significant portion of your speech-language pathology training occurs outside of the classroom. During both years, you’ll participate in clinical education and experiential learning, including practicum and internship experiences. In your first year, you’ll complete a series of rotations in the UW Speech & Hearing Clinic. This training will prepare you for your community-based practicums and internship during your second year.