The nationally accredited program in speech-language pathology at Southeast prepares students for national certifications and state licensures, so students will be career-ready upon graduation. The highly competitive program includes the study of development, research, and practicums.

Graduate Open House

You are invited to Southeast Missouri State University to tour our graduate program in speech-language pathology. Learn more about the program, tour the Center for Speech and Hearing, speak to current and former graduate students, and have one-on-one conversations with faculty regarding your research, clinical, and professional goals.

Communication Graduate Degree

The Department of Communication Disorders offers a competitive Master's degree in Communication Disorders where students will complete classroom hours and clinical therapy hours to prepare for a career in the field of communication studies.

Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program

Students interested in pursuing a career as a speech-language pathologist with majors in other disciplines can complete a one-year leveling program to meet the pre-requisites for graduate school. Our post-baccalaureate leveling program consists of 29 credit hours and can be completed completely online beginning in spring 2023. Students interested in this program should apply with the university as an undergraduate student. Upon acceptance, they will be assigned a post-baccalaureate faculty advisor.

Graduate Credentials and Licensing

The graduate program in the Department of Communication Disorders has credentials and licensing from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology (PRAXIS), and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MDESE).

Graduate Learning Objectives and Research

Graduate students in the department have successfully completed a number of research projects and learning objectives in preparation for their career.

Student Outcomes Data

Our expert faculty well prepares students for their future in speech-language pathology. Below is an outline of the graduate program’s successful outcomes.  

Praxis Exam Rate

Reporting Period # Taking the Exam # Passed Exam % Passed Exam
2020-2021 18 
2022-2023 22 22 100%


Graduate Program Completion Data

Reporting Period # Completed within Expected Time Frame % Completed within Expected Time Frame
2020-2021 17 
2022-2023 22 100%


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