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Master in Speech Language Pathology

Now SACS Accredited!

Welcome

Faulkner University is excited to announce its newest graduate program – a Master of Arts and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology (MA/MS SLP)! This program is designed for students seeking national certification with the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and state licensure to practice as a speech language pathologist.

Faulkner University is a Christian university. As such, we approach speech language pathology from a Biblical perspective and Christian worldview. The MA/MS SLP program is founded on the belief that there is no limit to what God can accomplish when men and women listen to His calling and allow Him to work through them. Scripture tells us, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another” (1 Peter 4:10). Our goal is to train young men and women as SLPs who are competent in their practice and clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, and then send these graduates into a broken and hurting world to serve the sick and disabled. We welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds who desire to become competent and compassionate speech language pathologists with a humanitarian heart for serving others.

Program Structure

The MA/MS SLP program is five (5) semesters of academic course work, clinical practica, and internships. In the first two semesters of the program (Fall 1 and Spring 1) the student takes four academic courses per semester and completes a clinical practicum in the Clinical Center on Faulkner’s campus. In the 3rd semester (summer semester), the student takes three short courses on campus and completes a clinical practicum either on campus or a medical mission. The Comprehensive Exam is also administered at the end of the summer semester. In the final two semesters of the program (Fall 2 and Spring 2), the student completes two internships (one with pediatrics and the other with adults) at a hospital, medical center, clinic, nursing home or school anywhere in the country. The student also completes their portfolio (MA track) or thesis (MS track).

 

MA/MS SLP Quick Facts
Semesters to Completion 5
Total Credits 64
• Academic Credits 29
• Clinical Credits 27
• Research Credits 8
Supervised Clinical Clock Hours 400+
Number of Students Admitted 32
Tuition per Credit $700

 

Important Dates
Application Deadline February 2, 2018
Date for 1st Admission Offers (estimated) April 1, 2018
Deadline to Accept Offer (estimated) April 30,2018
Date for Waitlist Admission Offers (estimated) May 15, 2018
Deadline to Accept Admission Offer (estimated) May 30, 2018
Mandatory Orientation August 30-31, 2018
First Day of Classes September 4, 2018
First Day of Clinic September 10, 2018

 

Student Outcome Data Per Graduating Class
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Accreditation

The MA/MS program in speech-language pathology at Faulkner University is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD, 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Non-discrimination Statement

Faulkner University complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders prohibiting discrimination towards students, faculty, staff, and persons served in the program’s clinics.  This includes prohibitions on discrimination based on any category prohibited by applicable law but not limited to age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

In connection with its educational policies, admissions, financial aid, educational programs, or activities, Faulkner University complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status to those who meet its admission criteria and are willing to uphold its values as stated in the Conduct Regulations contained in the Student Handbook and relevant program handbooks.

Faulkner University is a church-affiliated liberal arts institution committed to employing a highly qualified and diverse administration, faculty and staff, who reflect the University’s religious traditions, values, affiliation, and purpose. Faulkner University complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders prohibiting discrimination towards faculty and staff on any category prohibited by applicable law but not limited to age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status. However, Faulkner University exercises a preference in employment for those qualified applicants who are members of the Churches of Christ, whose lifestyles are consistent with the mission of the University and with the beliefs and values of the Churches of Christ.

Based upon this commitment, Faulkner University follows the principle of nondiscrimination and operates within applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination. As a recipient of federal financial assistance, Faulkner is required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended, not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its admissions policies, treatment of students, employment practices or educational programs except as required by religious tenets of the Churches of Christ. Faulkner has an Equal Opportunity Plan available upon request in the Office of Human Resources. Inquiries concerning the application of federal and state laws or regulations may be referred to the Office of Human Resources.

The Faulkner University Speech and Language Clinic complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders prohibiting discrimination towards persons served in the clinic. This includes prohibitions on discrimination based on any category prohibited by applicable law but not limited to age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Faulkner University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. (The University considers itself a religious institution that falls within the exemption regarding public accommodation provisions that Title III of the ADA provides for such institutions.) Most campus buildings are equipped for and accessible to handicapped persons. The University provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. New construction is in full compliance with the Act.

Grievances and Complaints Policy

The Department of Speech Language Pathology at Faulkner expects students to follow the Grievance Policies and Procedures of the SLP Department and Faulkner University.

If concerns still exist and are related to the program’s compliance with accreditation standards, students should contact the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) at the ASHA Action Center [Members: 800-498-2071; Non-Members: 800-638-8255]. Further information may be found on the ASHA website at http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/accredmanual/section8.htm.