Speech-Language Pathology, M.A.



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UNC Greensboro’s Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Master’s program has been preparing clinicians to serve children, youth, and adults with communication disorders for nearly 50 years. The program requires 66 credit hours (34 credits in academic course work and 32 credits in clinical course work) and provides a lifespan approach for advanced study of language, speech, swallowing, non-speech communication systems, and hearing in persons of all ages. The UNCG Speech and Hearing Center, the hearing and speech laboratories focused on research on adult and child language, and a variety of human service agencies provide students with ample clinical and research experiences.

The department actively engages and impacts the community through research and clinical activities. Additionally, graduate students volunteer their time and energy to organize, fundraise, cook, and walk to support organizations such as the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina. These efforts help to increase community awareness of brain injury and to raise funds for thousands of individuals in the state who are living with the chronic effects of brain injury.

Program Distinctions

  • The program is ranked #2 in the state of North Carolina and ranked #2 nationally as one of the 15 Best Value Masters in Speech-Language Pathology programs.
  • The M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and provides academic and clinical instruction sufficient for the Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology awarded by ASHA, licensure in the state of North Carolina as well as the Department of Public Instruction. 
  • The UNCG chapter of the National Speech-Language Hearing Association was recently awarded Silver Chapter Honors.
  • The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) Student Affiliate Chapter of UNC Greensboro was founded in 2021.
  • The department offers Speech and Hearing clinical services to the community through the Speech and Hearing Center located on campus.

The Student Experience

During your first year, all of your clinical experiences will be supervised by UNCG faculty on the UNCG Campus or at other sites in the Greensboro area. Some of the potential sites include:

  • UNCG Speech and Hearing Center
  • Phoenix Academy
  • Moss Street Partnership School
  • Circle C Equestrian Center
  • Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center
  • Guilford County Assessment Team

During your second year, you will be involved in externships at a wide variety of facilities. These include:

  • Hospitals – Inpatient, Outpatient, and Acute Care
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Public Schools
  • Special Needs Schools
  • Private Practices
  • Early Intervention Programs

After Graduation

Students graduating with a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology obtain employment as: 

  • Speech-Language Pathologists working in a wide variety of clinical, educational, and community settings.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Master's

College/School: School of Health and Human Sciences

Program Type: Major

Class Type: In Person,Online

Contact Us

Lucía I. Méndez, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Coordinator of the MA Program
Ferguson Rm 316
524 Highland Ave
Greensboro, NC 27412