Degrees Offered


Program Description

The master's program in speech-language pathology at Marquette University has been placed on probation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year. See more at

The program is directed at preparing students for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). For students interested in licensure as a public school speech-language clinician, the program meets the requirements of the Department of Public Instruction of the state of Wisconsin (DPI-Wis.) for licensure as a speech-language pathologist.

The graduate curriculum in speech-language pathology offers advanced course work in the prevention, identification, evaluation and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in both children and adults. The master of science program in speech-language pathology typically takes two years (four terms and one summer session) to complete.

A bilingual English-Spanish certificate (BIES) is offered only through the master’s degree program. This certificate program prepares speech-language pathologists who are proficient in Spanish to evaluate and treat communication disorders in individuals who speak Spanish or are bilingual (Spanish-English). Candidates for the BIES must be accepted to the master of science program in speech-language pathology as well as complete an application to the BIES program and meet language proficiency requirements established by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

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Application Requirements

Application Deadline


January 15 for the following fall term. Students admitted to the speech-language pathology program are not permitted to defer their admission.

The deadline to notify the SPLA department that you accept the offer of admission for the fall term is April 15. For the spring term, you must reply by December 15.


Financial Aid

Tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships are merit based. Since we have virtually no way of assessing clinical merit, it means that we look almost exclusively at academic merit. The more competitive your grades and GRE scores, the more likely you will receive financial assistance.

If there is evidence of research experience or aptitude in your application (for example, you worked in a research lab as an undergraduate, you wrote an undergraduate research thesis, you took research design or statistics classes as an undergraduate), this would be looked upon favorably.

Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.

Contact Us

The Graduate School, Holthusen Hall, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1881
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 305
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7137

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