The Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology graduate program enables students to develop professional knowledge and clinical skills. 

Traditional and non-traditional students will demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities professionally and competently in a variety of clinical settings.  The graduate program offers a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

A graduate of the program will meet the academic requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP), licensure from the Mississippi Department of Health, and teacher licensure from the Mississippi Department of Education.

Admission to the graduate speech-language pathology program is competitive. Decisions regarding admission are made during the months of March and April. In order to be considered for admission, the candidate must have completed the graduate school application process by March 1 for Fall admission.


General Admission Requirements:

  • A completed Graduate Application form.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended, including MUW transcripts. Transcripts must verify that the applicant received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution and that the applicant has a minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a four-point scale for undergraduate studies.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Test scores may not be more than five years old at the time of application.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation stating the applicant's qualifications for graduate work from persons (excluding family members and MUW employees) who have personal knowledge of the applicant's academic/work performance.
  • An immunization form showing proof of two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). See the Graduate Bulletin for more details.
  • A $25 application fee, payable to MUW Graduate Studies.


Program-Specific Requirements:

Letter of Intent


Prerequisite Courses

Students who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than speech-language pathology, communicative disorders, etc., must complete seven prerequisite courses. Find out more.

Minimum Skills & Essential Functions

Learn more about the minimum skills and essential functions for Speech Language Pathology Graduate Students on the SLP page.


Tuition & Costs:

See Graduate Tuition & Costs


Application Documents

Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Application Forms


Joy Townsend, M.S., CCC-SLP
Graduate Coordinator

Cromwell Communication Center
Phone: (662) 329-7270

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Graduate Bulletin