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Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology MA

Master of Arts (MA) with a Major in Speech-Language Pathology

The Master's Degree program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: 800-638-8255.

The course of study for the MA Degree with a major in Speech-Language Pathology is designed to meet the requirements for the Master of Arts degree at Wayne State University as well as satisfying the academic requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition, students who complete the program are eligible for state licensure.

Academic Program

The academic curriculum is typically completed in 5-6 consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment.  Students take courses in developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disorders, and courses in the related sciences (e.g., neuroscience, speech science).  A complete listing of the academic courses required for the MA degree, including undergraduate prerequisites, is available here.

See also SLP courses for a listing of courses in the University's Graduate Bulletin.

Clinical Practicum

The speech-language pathology program at Wayne State has affiliations with over 40 established satellite/cooperative institutions, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers for work with our students.  Graduate students enroll in two internships in which they receive experience with children and adults at two official professional settings within the Metropolitan Detroit/Windsor, Canada area.  We are particularly proud of this cooperative training opportunity for our graduate students.  In addition to the off-campus facilities, the Department maintains an active clinic on campus, housed in Rackham Memorial Building with our department offices and resource center.  We feel that the clinical experiences which a Master's student obtains while attending Wayne State University provide the fundamentals for being an effective clinician. 


For information on how to apply* to the MA Program in Speech-Language Pathology, click here.


* Please note: If you are interested in our Master of Arts program and do not currently hold an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, please see our Post Bachelor Program page for information on the prerequisites required for application to the MA Program.


Additional questions? Contact the Department's Admissions Officer at csdadmissions@wayne.edu.


Current Students

  • For the Master List of MA Preqrequisites and Courses click here.
  • For the Graduate Student Handbook click here.
  • For complete information on your academic progress and status please sign on to Pipeline or STARS.
  • For syllabi and other information relating to courses in which you are currently registered, please sign on to Blackboard.
  • For information on the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology click here.
  • For information on Michigan State Licensure, click here.
  • For additional forms, please see the Current Students Page.
Communication Sciences & Disorders
207 Rackham Bldg 60 Farnsworth Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-3339
Fax: (313) 577-8885
Website: clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/csd
Email: csd@wayne.edu