Graduate Degrees in Speech-Language Pathology Accredited by ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)

A CAA-accredited graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communicative Sciences and Disorders is your key to professional practice. Not only will it prepare you to sit for the National SLP Praxis Examination and qualify you for state licensure, it will ensure you meet the education requirements for the nationally recognized and highly esteemed Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), should you choose to pursue the credential.

CAA-Accreditation Standards for SLP Programs

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) is the semi-autonomous accrediting arm of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

CAA accreditation serves as ASHA’s stamp of educational excellence for SLP graduate programs. Students of these programs can be assured that they’ll gain the core set of knowledge and skills required to bring excellence to professional practice.

Accreditation is based on six components:

  • Administrative structure and governance
  • Faculty
  • Curriculum
  • Students
  • Assessment
  • Program resources

In accordance with CAA’s accreditation standards, all accredited graduate SLP programs must require students to:

  • Complete 12 units of coursework in social/behavioral science, biological science, and physical science and statistics.
  • Complete a clinical fellowship of at least 36 weeks of full time work or the equivalent in part-time experience under the supervision of an CCC-SLP certified speech-language pathologist.

CAA-accredited graduate programs have certain universal attributes that allow them to qualify for the distinguished national programmatic accreditation:

  • Regionally accredited
  • Regularly perform internal evaluations to reassess program goals and how those goals are achieved
  • Have a long-term strategic plan in place for the program
  • Administered by professional, qualified, and competent faculty who maintain continuing education requirements, including a program director who holds a graduate degree in speech-language pathology
  • Ensure that the student clinic serves patients in a nondiscriminatory manner and that all clinical education is monitored
  • Provide current, accurate information to the public about the program
  • Ensure that the curriculum is consistent with the goals of the university and based in scientific and research foundations
  • Provide student advisement on a regular basis
  • Conduct ongoing and systematic assessments of student performance

CAA-Accredited Speech-Pathology Master’s and Doctorate Programs by State

Schools throughout the nation offer master’s and doctorate degrees in the field of Communicative Sciences and Disorders through online programs, hybrid programs offered partially online, and through traditional campus-based programs.

Alabama

  • Auburn University—Auburn
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology (Thesis Track)
    • Master of Communication Disorders (Non-Thesis Track)
    • No online offerings
  • University of Montevallo—Montevallo
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology (Thesis Track & Non-Thesis Track Offered)
    • No online offerings

Alaska

There are no graduate educational programs in SLP at this time.

Arizona

  • The University of Arizona—Tuscon
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
    • PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Disorders
    • MA/PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Disorders

Arkansas

California

  • Chapman University—Irvine
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • San Diego State University—San Diego
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • PhD in Language & Communicative Disorders
    • No online offerings

Colorado

  • University of Colorado Boulder—Boulder
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
    • No online offerings

Connecticut

  • University of Connecticut—Storrs
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • AuD in Audiology
    • PhD in Speech Pathology
    • PhD in Language
    • PhD in Audiology
    • PhD in Speech Science
    • PhD in Hearing Science
    • No online offerings

Delaware

District of Columbia

  • Gallaudet University—Washington, D.C.
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • AuD in Audiology
    • PhD in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences
    • No online offerings
  • Howard University—Washington, D.C.
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • PhD in Communication Sciences
    • No online offerings

Florida

  • Florida State University—Tallahassee
    • MS in Communication Sciences & Disorders
    • Online MS in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • University of Central Florida—Orlando
    • MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Graduate Certificate in Medical Speech-Language Pathology
    • D. in Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders Track
  • University of South Florida—Tampa
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • AuD/PhD Dual Degree
    • No online offerings

Georgia

  • Georgia State University—Atlanta
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • University of Georgia—Athens
    • MA in Education Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • Valdosta State University—Valdosta
    • MEd in Communication Disorders
    • Doctor of Speech Language Pathology
    • No online offerings

Hawaii

Idaho

  • Idaho State University—Pocatello
    • MS in Speech Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology Program
    • Online offerings in Deaf Education

Illinois

  • Eastern Illinois University—Charleston
    • MS in Communication Disorders and Sciences
    • Hybrid/Online MS in Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • Elmhurst College—Elmhurst
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • Rush University—Chicago
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • No online offerings
  • Northwestern University—Evanston
    • MS in Speech, Language, and Learning
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings

Indiana

  • Indiana University Bloomington—Bloomington
    • MA in Speech Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences
    • Limited online course offerings
  • Purdue University—West Lafayette
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Dual Track Degree Programs
    • AuD Program
    • PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
    • No online offerings

Iowa

  • University of Iowa—Iowa City
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Clinical Doctorate in Audiology
    • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Combined AuD-PhD Program
    • Limited online offerings

Kansas

  • University of Kansas—Kansas City
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Clinical Doctor of Audiology
    • Clinical Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Communicative Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • Wichita State University—Wichita
    • MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

  • University of Maine—Orono
    • MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Limited online course offerings

Maryland

  • University of Maryland—College Park
    • MA in Speech Language Pathology
    • AuD in Clinical Audiology
    • PhD in Hearing and Speech Sciences
    • MA/PhD in Speech Language Pathology
    • AuD/PhD Program in Audiology
    • Limited online course offerings

Massachusetts

  • Emerson College—Boston
    • MS in Communication Disorders
    • Limited online offerings

Michigan

  • Andrews University—Berrien Springs
    • MS in Speech Language Pathology
    • No online offerings
  • Calvin College—Grand Rapids
    • MA in Speech Pathology
    • No online offerings
  • Michigan State University—East Lansing
    • MA in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
    • PhD in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • Wayne State University—Detroit
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

  • Fontbonne University—St. Louis
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Online Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program
  • University of Missouri—Columbia
    • MHS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • MHS/PhD Program
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings

Montana

  • University of Montana—Missoula
    • MS in Communicative Sciences & Disorders
    • Distance Learning MS in Communicative Sciences & Disorders

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

  • University of New Hampshire—Durham
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Emphasis available in Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders; Early Childhood Communication Disorders; or Language and Literacy Disorders
    • No online offerings

New Jersey

  • Montclair State University—Bloomfield
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • AuD
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings

New Mexico

  • University of New Mexico—Albuquerque
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • PhD in Linguistics with Speech and Hearing Sciences concentration
    • No online offerings

New York

  • Adelphi University—Garden City
    • MS in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology
    • PhD in Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • Limited online course offerings
  • Brooklyn College—Brooklyn
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • No online offerings
  • Hunter College—New York
    • MS in Communication Sciences
    • No online offerings
  • Lehman College—Bronx
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • No online offerings
  • Queens College—Flushing
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • No online offerings
  • Iona College—New Rochelle
    • MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • Ithaca College—Ithaca
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification
    • No online offerings
  • Long Island University Brooklyn—Brooklyn
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • BS/MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology
    • No online offerings
  • Mercy College—Dobbs Ferry
    • MS in Communication Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • Molloy College—Rockville Centre
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • No online offerings
  • Nazareth College—Rochester
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • No online offerings
  • New York Medical College—Valhalla
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Post-Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia
    • No online offerings
  • New York University—New York
    • MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
    • PhD in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
    • Online MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • University at Buffalo—Buffalo
    • MA in Communicative Disorders and Sciences
    • PhD in Communicative Disorders and Sciences
    • AuD Program
    • No online courses
  • SUNY Cortland—Cortland
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online courses
  • SUNY at Plattsburgh—Plattsburgh
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Certificate in Communication Sciences & Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • Syracuse University—Syracuse
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctorate of Audiology
    • PhD in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Dual AuD/PhD program in Audiology
    • PhD in Audiology
    • No online offerings
  • Teachers College Columbia University—New York
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Doctor of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • Touro College—Brooklyn
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • No online offerings

North Carolina

  • East Carolina University—Greenville
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • AuD
    • Online MS in Speech-Language Pathology

North Dakota

Ohio

  • Bowling Green State University—Bowling Green
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • PhD in Speech-Language Pathology
    • MS-PhD Bridge Program
    • No online offerings
  • Kent State University—Kent
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • PhD in Speech-Language Pathology
    • PhD in Audiology
    • AuD Program
    • No online offerings
  • Miami University—Oxford
    • MA in Speech Language Pathology
    • MS in Speech Language Pathology
  • Ohio State University—Columbus
    • MA Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • PhD in Speech-Language Science
    • PhD in Hearing Science
    • No online offerings
  • Ohio University—Athens
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctorate in Hearing Science
    • Doctor of Clinical Audiology
    • MA-PhD in Speech-Language Pathology Program
    • No online offerings
  • The University of Akron—Akron
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • Online MA in Speech-Language Pathology

Oklahoma

Oregon

  • Pacific University—Forest Grove
    • MS in communication sciences and disorders
    • No online offerings
  • University of Oregon—Eugene
    • MS in Communication Disorders & Sciences
    • MA in Communication Disorders & Sciences
    • Limited online offerings

Pennsylvania

  • Duquesne University—Pittsburgh
    • BHS-MS in Speech Language Pathology
    • MS in Speech Language Pathology
    • No online offerings
  • LaSalle University—Philadelphia
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • Marywood University—Scranton
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Limited online offerings
  • Misericordia University—Dallas
    • BS-MS Speech-Language Pathology
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Limited online offerings
  • Temple University—Philadelphia
    • MA in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
    • No online offerings

Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • University of South Carolina—Columbia
    • Master of Speech Pathology
    • Master of Communication Disorders
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders

South Dakota

Tennessee

  • University of Memphis—Memphis
    • MA in Speech Language Pathology
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • AuD Program
  • Vanderbilt University—Nashville
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • PhD in Hearing and Speech Sciences

Texas

  • Baylor University—Waco
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • Lamar University—Beaumont
    • MS in Speech and Hearing Sciences
    • Limited online offerings
  • Texas A&M University—Kingsville
    • MS in Speech Language Pathology
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology with an emphasis in bilingual SLP
    • No online offerings
  • University of Texas at Dallas—Denton
    • MS in Communication Disorders
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • AuD in Audiology
    • Limited online offerings

Utah

  • University of Utah–Salt Lake City
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Limited online offerings
  • Utah State University—Logan
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Prerequisites offered online

Vermont

  • University of VermontBurlington
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Speech-Language Pathology Pre-Master’s Track Certificate Program Offered Online

Virginia

  • Hampton UniversityHampton
    • MA in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • James Madison University—Harrisonburg
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • AuD Doctor of Audiology
    • AuD/PhD Dual Doctorate in Audiology
    • Online MS in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Longwood University—Farmville
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Online prerequisites for a Speech-Language Pathology graduate program
  • Radford University—Radford
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings
  • University of Virginia—Charlottesville
    • Med in Speech Communication Disorders
    • PhD in Education–Speech Communication Disorders
    • No online offerings

Washington

  • Eastern Washington University—Spokane
    • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Post Baccalaureate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Limited online offerings
  • University of Washington—Seattle
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Limited online offerings

West Virginia

  • West Virginia University—Morgantown
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Aud Program
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • No online offerings

Wisconsin

  • Marquette University—Milwaukee
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Post-baccalaureate bridge program
    • Limited online course offerings
  • University of Wisconsin Madison—Madison
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • MS/PhD in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Aud Program
    • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Limited online course offerings

Wyoming