Academic Catalog


Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

Stacie Raymer, Graduate Program Director
115 Child Study Center

The Master of Science - Speech-Language Pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, which is affiliated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, phone: 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700). The degree prepares professionals to meet certification standards to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology through curriculum and clinical activities that guide students to understand, identify, assess, and develop intervention programs for children and adults who present a wide array of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Students engage in supervised on-campus practica in the ODU Speech and Hearing Clinic/Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Speech and Language Disorders. They also complete two off-campus externships in settings such as public schools, hospitals, private practice settings, rehabilitation centers, and clinics. Graduate students also must successfully pass a written comprehensive examination. Upon graduation, all students will be prepared to complete the national examination in Speech-Language Pathology (Praxis) and apply for ASHA certification and licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia and most other states. Student outcome data and the program strategic plan can be accessed on the program website (