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Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science

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Augustana's Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program was developed by faculty in the college's well-established undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

On-campus visits

Students are invited to an on-campus visit during one of the following open house dates:

Nov. 11, 2023, 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Feb. 17, 2024, 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Register for an in-person visit

Virtual information sessions 

Learn more about your opportunities at Augustana College and beyond, connect with faculty members and hear about our history-making first class's experience in the program. 

Nov. 14, 2023, 4-5:15 p.m.
Dec. 5, 2023, 4-5:15 p.m.
Jan. 9, 2024, 4-5:15 p.m.
Feb. 20, 2024, 4-5:15 p.m.
Admitted student virtual visit: March 5, 2024, 4-5:15 p.m.

Register for a virtual session

What students do:

• Gain more experience with 84 graduate credits, half in clinic-based courses. Within a liberal arts setting that highlights ethics and service, graduate students become better prepared for their future work. 

• Complete four clinical practicums in Augustana's on-campus clinic. The Barbara A. Roseman Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing is one of the oldest college-based speech and language clinics in the nation. The clinic population reflects the large and linguistically diverse Quad-Cities community (pop. 450,000). 

Technology in the Roseman Center allows for real-time input from advisors during student clinicians' sessions.

Practice and learn in Augustana's new $3.5 million expansion to Brodahl Hall. The updated Roseman Center features:

  • a sensory room for children on the autism spectrum
  • ultrasound technology for speech
  • observation rooms
  • full-service audiology facilities
  • conference rooms
  • research laboratories
  • a large resource and materials library.

Service learning is valued and taught at Augustana. Examples include hearing screenings for refugees, literacy tutoring, and working with at-risk expectant mothers.

In addition to language and voice disorders, course topics include counseling, neuro/cognitive issues, the aging brain, multiculturalism, and ethical issues in clinic methods.

Augustana students will complete our Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology program with the experience and knowledge to be effective speech-language pathologists.

New students are eligible to apply for one of several competitive graduate assistantships and scholarships.

Are you ready to start?

 There are three time periods when students can apply:

  1. As an Augustana College prospective first-year undergraduate student (direct admission). Students should apply through Augustana's application system during their senior year of high school, then submit an application through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) in the fall of their undergraduate senior year.
  2. As an Augustana College junior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders (junior year admission). Students submit an application through the CSDCAS in the fall of their undergraduate senior year.
  3. As a senior-year student at Augustana College or another institution pursuing a bachelor’s degree or as a bachelor’s degree-holder (regular admission). Students submit an application through the CSDCAS.

Read the graduate program admissions requirements.

To learn more about the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at Augustana College, email or call Karen Sheraden, Academic Coordinator, 309-794-7355. Or contact the Office of Admissions, at 309-794-7341.

Transcripts and other materials should be emailed directly to the Office of Admissions. Paper copies should be sent to: Office of Admissions, Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201.

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Augustana College is a Candidate for Accreditation 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.