Speech Language Pathology Master's Programs in Florida

This article covers master's program options in speech-language pathology in Florida and provides the essential features of each of the programs as well as graduate tuition rates. Schools offering Bilingual and Multicultural Education degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

University of South Florida

The University of South Florida College of Behavioral and Community Sciences offers several tracks to complete an MS in Speech-Language Pathology. The program offers traditional courses with clinical work in the Tampa Bay community and the university's Speech-Language-Hearing Center, while alternate tracks offer flexible learning for those already working as speech-language professionals and those without degrees in communication sciences in disorders who need to complete pre-requisite courses for entry into the master's program.

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University offers an MS degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders that prepares students to meet academic and clinical requirements for certification in Speech-Language Pathology. The program allows students to get experience in three different practicum settings and 100% of its students passed the National Examination of Speech Pathology and Audiology from 2014-2019, according to the school website.

University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida offers a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and disorders that prepares students to become certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Students are prepared to become licensed professionals in the state of Florida through study at the UCF Communication Disorders Clinic, where a large portion of the program takes place, and at practicum sites around the Orlando area.

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University offers a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology with flexible weekend and night classes suited for non-traditional students. Those who live within 50 miles of one of Nova's campuses in Ft. Lauderdale/Davie, Jacksonville, Orlando, Fort Myers, Palm Beach and Miami must attend classes in-person, while those living farther away can attend class online.

University of Florida

The Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders offers students hands-on and academic learning as preparation for certification, and might be a good fit for students seeking a research position or further graduate study. The program is generally completed within five semesters, and students have the option of selecting a thesis track within the program to complete an original research project under faculty guidance.

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University offers a six-semester Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology as well as a program for those who wish to apply but have not completed the pre-requisite undergraduate courses. The program is also partnered with the Sant'anna Institute to provide Pathways to Speech-Language Pathology, a program to students with the necessary pre-requisite courses online culminating in a study abroad experience in Sorrento, Italy.

Florida International University

The Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida International University offers both a six-semester Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology as well as a graduate certificate program. A unique feature of this program is its emphasis on serving minority populations and a commitment to a bilingual curriculum.

Florida State University

Florida State University's College of Communication and Information offers an on-campus and online Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders that prepares students to become speech-language pathologists. Students in the on-campus program take their core classes in their first two semesters while working in the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic before advancing, and distance learning students must live in Florida to take classes online while participating in practicum and internship experiences in their own communities.

School Name Programs Offered Tuition (2018-2019)*
University of South Florida Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology In-State: $8,350 per year plus fees
Out-of-State: $19,048 per year plus fees
Florida Atlantic University Master of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology In-State: $5,467 per year plus fees
Out-of-State: $16,695 per year plus fees
University of Central Florida Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders In-State: $6,916 per year plus fees
Out-of-State: $25,759 per year plus fees
Nova Southeastern University Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology $19,131 per year plus fees
University of Florida Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders In-State: $10,770 per year plus fees
Out-of-State: $27,335 per year plus fees
Jacksonville University Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology $14,274 per year plus fees
Florida International University Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology In-State: $8,912 per year plus fees
Out-of-State: $21,393 per year plus fees
Florida State University Master of Communication Science and Disorders In-State: $9,624 per year plus fees
Out-of-State: $24,116 per year plus fees

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Admission Requirements for Florida Speech-Language Pathology Masters Programs

The following are some of the items you can expect to provide for admission to one of these graduate programs:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you've attended
  • Pre-requisite courses in communication sciences and disorders
  • GRE scores
  • A resume or CV
  • Recommendation letters from academic, personal, or professional sources

There are many options for those seeking an MA or MS degree in speech-language pathology at locations throughout Florida. Though these programs and institutions have unique features, they each strive to prepare students for careers as speech-language pathologists and certification in Florida.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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