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Nationally-Accredited, Comprehensive Program

Our nationally accredited, 2-year comprehensive program prepares students for national certification and state licensure as a speech-language pathologist. It can completed in as few as six semesters and provides a strong foundation for educational or medical careers serving clients across the lifespan.

Dynamic, Newly Revised Curriculum

Our brand new curriculum consists primarily of on-campus courses with a small number of online courses for enhanced flexibility. Students gain valuable clinical experience at the Center for Speech and Hearing before participating in multiple externships in the surrounding region.


Student Outcome Data
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Percentage (Number) of Students Passing the PRAXIS Examination 100%(N=14/14) 100%(N=15/15) 100%(N=15/15) 100% (N=16/16) 100% (N = 18/18)
Percentage (Number) of Students Employed Upon Graduation 100% (N=14/14) 100% (N=15/15) 100% (N=15/15) 100% (N=15/15) 94% (N=16/17)
Percentage (Number) of Students Completing Degree Within 2 Years 93% (N=14/15) 100% (N=15/15) 94% (N=15/16) 94% (N=15/16)

89% (N=17/19)


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Jayanti Ray, PhD
Interim Chair
Communication Disorders
Phone: (573) 651-2155 
Office: Grauel 112F

Communication Disorders
One University Plaza, MS 2600
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701