Speech-Language Pathology (MA):  Program Goals

  1. Demonstrate the breadth and depth of foundational communication science, including biological, etiological, theoretical, acoustic, physiological, cognitive and psychological bases of communication.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the theoretical motivation for and practical applications of clinical reasoning for identification, assessment, and treatment of communication disorders.
  3.  Apply research analysis into evidence-based clinical application.
  4. Effectively communicate discipline-related knowledge in oral and written modalities, with families, clients, and other professionals.
  5. Understand and accommodate cultural or linguistic differences related to communication development or to perceptions and attitudes toward communication disorders, differences, or intervention.
  6.  Exhibit attributes and abilities characteristic of competent speech-language pathologists, including accountability, integrity, adaptability, leadership, and professionalism.