A traditional on- campus, face to face, full- time graduate program where you'll work closely with our faculty and clinical supervisors to get the knowledge, training and skills necessary for entry level practice as a speech- language pathologist working with a diverse population of adults and children.

Career Path

Our graduates meet all of the requirements for certification by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (www.asha.org) and the requirements to be licensed by the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. If you want to be licensed in another state, we'll work with you and ensure you meet those license requirements.

The proof is in the placements: Longwood University has a three-year average of 100% employment within six months of graduation and a 100% pass rate on the Praxis exam for the last two years.

Student Outcome Data

Over the last three years (2013 – 2016), Longwood's graduates have achieved a 98% first time pass rate on the Praxis II in Speech-Language Pathology.   All students (100%) have completed the program in the specified time period (5 - 6 semesters for students who have successfully completed the pre-requisite coursework).   Our graduates have successfully gained employment after graduation (an average of 95% within six months), with approximately half employed in education settings and half in medical settings.) Click here for a table displaying Graduate Outcome Data for the 2013-2016 period.

What You'll Study

Major

With the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology (CAA) and Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) accreditation, our innovative program is designed to equip you with a scholarly foundation and expertise in the areas of

  • Articulation-phonology
  • Infant and child language disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Dysphagia and aphasia

Requirements

Develop the skills required of all our professionals and meet the Knowledge and Skills prescribed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to be a speech-language pathology in courses that include 

  • Research Methods
  • Aphasia and Right Hemisphere Disorders
  • Neurocognitive Disorders

Communication Sciences & Disorders Requirements (pdf)