Department of Communication Disorders: MA in Speech-Language Pathology
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Masters > MA in Speech-Language Pathology

The Masters program in Communication Disorders is designed to give students the course work and clinical practica required for national certification and state licensure in speech language pathology. The program is accredited by the:
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

American Speech-Language Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850
800-498-2071

Students who have completed a BA in Communication Disorders prior to admission into the MA program are required to complete 39 credit hours of graduate course work. Thesis and nonthesis tracks are available to students as part of the 39 credits.

Students with a BA or BS in another field are required to complete 39 credit hours of graduate course work as well as a number of undergraduate pre-requisits that are required for national certification and state licensure.

Unique Features:

A number of features of the MA program in Communication Sciences and Disorders are distinctive.

    All of MA level courses are taught by graduate faculty who hold doctoral degrees.
    MA level students have access to research laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art computer-based systems for measurement and analysis of normal and impaired speech, language, hearing, voice, and swallowing processes.

    The department participates in LSU's Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics and the LSU Life Course and Aging Center; these programs provide MA students access to faculty who are conducting research in fields related to Communication Disorders.

    Our on-campus clinic is supported by nine clinical instructors who hold national certification and state licensure in either speech language pathology or audiology. Over 300 clients with communication disorders are served within our clinic. Our client base is culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse and includes families living in rural and urban settings.

    We have affiliate agreements with a broad range of off-campus sites for clinical training, providing students with experience in neonatal hearing screening, and child and adult speech, language, and swallowing diagnostics and treatments that occur in hospitals, schools, private practices, and various other settings.

    We use a software program, called SAMS, to track each student's progress in graduate school. This includes a student's supervised clock hours and documentation of ASHA's knowledge and skills competencies. Students in the program can check the status of their progress at anytime during their training.

    Student Outcome Data

    Department Handbook


Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Louisiana State University
63 Hatcher Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225.578.2545

Golda Kay Barrilleaux, Administrative Coordinator 4
E-mail: kayb@lsu.edu

LSU Speech Language Hearing Clinic
Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: 225.578.9054

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