The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in speech-language pathology at Howard University is a residential program that is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The department offers the masters of science and doctoral degree programs in speech-language pathology. The masters programs include both a two year traditional degree program in speech-language pathology as well as an accelerated master's degree program in which students matriculate through both the bachelor and graduate level coursework in five (5) years. Both programs allow students to complete clinical practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) granted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition, the program offers a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in speech-language pathology.
Because of its focus on infusing cultural diversity throughout the curriculum, Howard University is an ideal place to pursue graduate education in speech-language pathology, The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers two graduate degrees leading to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and the Ph.D. in Communication Science. The Master’s program has excellent graduation, employment, and Praxis pass rates. Doctoral students may choose either the adult neurological track or the child language track. The doctoral curriculum has been updated recently to reflect the most current theory and research in the field. Candidates for the Ph.D. may elect to complete the more traditional dissertation or elect to develop their research project in the form of three (3) peer-reviewed articles. Alumni of the Ph.D. program are acknowledged leaders in the academe, government, research facilities, health care organizations, and ASHA.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is strategically located in Washington, D.C. and near the health sciences complexes at Howard University. Clinical and research experiences are available to students at this complex and throughout the University including the University Speech and Hearing Clinic and Howard University Hospital, as well as regionally in government, educational and health care institutions throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. We provide students with a strong scientific foundation and mentoring to succeed in graduate school. The department is nationally recognized because of its outstanding faculty, concentrated focus on multiculturalism, quality of comprehensive training and well-organized curricula.