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Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology On-Campus Program

This two-year program is designed to prepare students for entry-level activity as speech-language pathologists. The program is full time and has an emphasis on preparing students to be life-long learners with a strong foundation in evidence-based practice (EBP). Our program is constructed within a framework of the clinician-researcher model.

The curriculum supports the development of skills related to EBP in a sequence that provides students with hands-on learning opportunities in a clinical setting. Our well-designed public clinic allows students to hone their skills and learn about business practices of the profession. Throughout the curriculum, students gain experience formulating clinical questions, examining research, collecting data, evaluating outcomes, and presenting their findings in written and oral formats. Through their coursework and clinical training students develop critical thinking skills that will support them in the future.

In addition to on-campus clinical practica, students complete two internships. These internships are in public school settings and medical facilities. Students may complete these internships locally or away from the Northern Colorado area. Northern Colorado is a dynamic, growing region which houses a number of large, regional hospitals as well as many small, mid-sized rehabilitation and care facilities. These sites provide our students with many opportunities for learning. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of community-engaged learning opportunities. For more information on two of these programs, please click on these links: Greeley Treasure Chest ProgramProject L.I.F.E., Community Engagement during COVID-19

The Speech-Language Pathology M.A. is considered a full-time residential program. Admitted, enrolled applicants are expected to be available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.to allow time for class, clinics, community engagement, and other learning opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the expected time commitment, please contact the department (SLPGradApps@unco.edu). 

2023-2024 Open House Dates

We are holding several open house sessions in the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023 for interested applicants. During the open house, you'll meet with the Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Nicole Reisfeld, and then have an opportunity to talk with current graduate students and tour our on-campus clinic. Those who are interested can stay for campus tours with our Graduate School Enrollment Coach following the open house. To RSVP to attend, please send an email to our SLP 2023 email with your name, date you'd like to attend and how many people will be attending with you. We will respond to your email with information about where to find our department. 

  • October 13, 2023 from 11am-1pm
  • November 17, 2023 from 11am-1pm
  • January 19, 2024 from 11am-1pm
  • March 22, 2024 from 1pm-3pm

Virtual Open House Recordings 2020


Video Overview of the Program

Accreditation and Certification

The Master of Arts (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential and distance education) at the University of Northern Colorado is accredited by the:

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville MD  20850
800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700