5 Year Speech-Language Pathology Program

Accelerate your studies and boost your career potential through Baldwin Wallace’s 5 year speech-language pathology program that enables you to earn both bachelor and master’s degrees in five years. The distinctive program offers an exclusive pathway for selected students in BW’s undergraduate communication sciences & disorders major to seamlessly segue into BW’s master of science in speech-language pathology (SLP) program.

Reduce Time, Tuition with BW's 5 Year Speech-Language Pathology Program

BW’s new program enables you to begin your career as a speech therapist a full year earlier than the traditional format of four years of undergraduate studies followed by two or more years of graduate school. Plus, you’ll benefit from paying four years of undergraduate BW tuition and only three semesters of graduate school tuition – a potential savings of thousands of dollars.

Seamless Transition from Undergrad to Grad SLP Studies

As a communication sciences & disorders major, you can apply to BW’s integrated B.S./M.S. Speech-Language Pathology program during the summer between your second and third year. The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is not required for admission.

You'll take graduate coursework beginning your fourth year at BW and transition directly into the master’s program. You’ll graduate from BW with both a bachelor of science degree in communication sciences & disorders and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. You’ll prepared to pass the Praxis exam for speech-language pathology and be ready for employment.

Intensive Coursework in Speech Therapy, Language, Hearing

You'll learn from professors with decades of classroom, clinical and research experience. The curriculum includes the same comprehensive coursework offered in the speech-language pathology undergraduate and graduate programs. The combined program requires 150 credit hours of undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Applied research is inherent to the program. You can work alongside academic and clinical faculty in conducting research. You also have the option to do your own original research study based on an area of interest.

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Extensive Clinical Experiences

You'll work with clients having diverse communication needs through the Baldwin Wallace Speech Clinic, community agencies, internships and volunteer programs. Under the supervision of a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, you’ll provide therapy to clients who have speech, language and communication disorders related to autism, articulation, voice, reading, traumatic brain injury, Down's Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, stroke and concussion.

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Exceptional Passage Rate


Since the inception of the master’s program in 2015, 100% of BW's graduating cohorts have passed the Praxis exam in speech-language pathology prior to graduation and have gone on to rewarding careers in health care, education, agency and private practice settings.

Speech-Language Pathology Career Outlook


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Speech-Language Pathology Study Abroad

As a graduate student, you can broaden your cultural awareness and enhance your studies through an optional service-oriented study abroad trip to Zambia, where you can interact with speech-language pathologists and other allied health professions in one of Africa's fastest developing countries.

Accredited Speech-Language Pathology Master's Program

BW's master of science program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Curriculum


Required Courses for 5-Year Integrated B.S./M.S. Program in Speech-Language Pathology

Undergraduate Level Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CSD 105DIntroduction to Communication Sciences & Disorders3
CSD 220Speech and Language Development3
CSD 225Phonetics & Phonology3
CSD 235Clinical Ethics & Management2
CSD 236Speech & Language Observation1
CSD 321Neurology, Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanism3
One Disorders CourseCSD 325 Articulation & Phonology Disorders
OR
CSD 340 Language Disorders
3
CSD 335XClinical Practice - Individual1
CSD 351Speech & Hearing Science3
CSD 420Audiology3
MTH 120Applied College Math3
PSY 100Principles of Psychological Principles3
PSY 205Developmental Psychology3
PSY 278Elements of Statistics4
BIOHuman or Animal Biology3-4
Physical ScienceAny CHM or PHY course3-4
MinorPsychology, Diversity Studies or other minor approved by Department ChairVaries
All Core Curriculum Requirements EXCEPTInterdisciplinary Requirement
International Studies Requirement
Varies

Graduate Level Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CSD 510Child Language Disorders3
CSD 521Neurology, Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism3
CSD 525Articulation and Phonology Disorders3
CSD 530Clinical Foundations3
CSD 535Clinical Practice1
CSD 550Integrations3
CSD 531Diagnostics in Speech-Language Pathology1
CSD 536Clinical Practice1
CSD 551Integrations3
CSD 560Foundations of EBP3
CSD 610Adult Language Disorders3
CSD 625Motor Speech Disorders & Dysphagia3
CSD 534AAC/Assistive Technology2
CSD 537Clinical Practice1
CSD 552Integrations2
CSD 555Speech-Language Pathology with Special Populations3
CSD 541Fluency Disorders2
CSD 542Voice Disorders2
CSD 621Aural Rehabilitation2
CSD 635Clinical Practice3
CSD 638Clinical Practice – School-Based Setting1
CSD 650Integrations2
CSD 636Clinical Practice6
CSD 651Integrations1
CSD 677Capstone3
CSD 563SLP 2B in Zambia1

Elective Course for 5-Year Integrated B.S./M.S. Program in Speech-Language Pathology

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CSD 660Applied Research1