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Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Medical Speech-Language Pathology 

The UW Master of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology (MedSLP) provides you with a focused course of study that prepares you for work as a speech-language pathologist in health care and community settings, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities or outpatient clinics.



In the MedSLP 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.

The MedSLP program incorporates coursework in medical speech-language pathology, traumatic brain injury, dementia, right hemisphere disorders, complex neurogenic disorders, and medical setting voice treatment and assessment. You’ll complete clinical training across a range of patient populations and health care and community settings. You’ll also work closely with other health students and professionals, including those in audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, prosthetics and orthotics, and otolaryngology.

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Program Format

The UW Master of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology 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 health care and community practice settings, including at the UW and in Seattle and the surrounding area.

Clinical Education and Experiential Learning

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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.