Part-time Summers Track
Why the Summers Track?
If you are a working professional and you want to keep your academic year speech-language pathology job while you pursue your degree, the Summers track was designed for you.
Spreading your course work over four summers instead of studying full-time during the academic year is a great, cost-effective way to earn your master’s degree. You’ll take 63-66 credits of graduate courses in this track. The first three summers require being present on the Flagstaff campus. The fourth summer involves a clinical rotation of your choice in any state.
Before applying, you must have:
- Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology (or its equivalent) or a Bachelor’s degree in an area other than Speech–Language Pathology.
- An SLPA license or its equivalent in your state. You will need to provide this at the time of application.
- A letter from your employer on letterhead that includes your job title and the hours worked per week. Employment of at least 20 hours/week as an SLPA or its equivalent is required.
- A supervisor who is ASHA-certified. You will have to provide us with a copy of the supervisor’s current ASHA membership card at the time of application.
The following prerequisite courses should be completed with a grade of B or better:
- Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Language
- Language Development in Children
- Speech-Language Sciences
- Hearing Science
- Neurological Foundations of Speech, Language and Hearing (if not previously taken, this course will be integrated into your graduate course sequence)
ASHA also requires at least one 3-credit course in each of the following areas:
- Biological Sciences (for Biology majors, i.e., biology or human anatomy & physiology). The introductory course for Biology majors (BIO 181 in Arizona universities) will meet this requirement. Lab not required.
- Physical Sciences (physics or chemistry). No longer allowed: Astronomy, archaeology, forestry, geology, earth and environmental science.
- Social/Behavioral Sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology or public health).
- Statistics (course with “statistics” in the title). Not allowed: Research methodology.
For more information about the courses you will be taking and when, see our Course-Sequence.
One way to get more information about a course is to follow this link and then scroll to the chart under the heading “Clinical Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science”: Course details are contained in the Details tab.
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