The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences offers two Master's degree programs in speech-language pathology in which students learn to use empirically-driven clinical methodologies to understand and treat communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan: the CoreSLP Program and MedSLP Program (Medical Speech-Language Pathology).
The CoreSLP Program is a two-year program that provides students with the depth and breadth of foundational knowledge and skills pertinent to speech-Language pathology. The program also provides opportunities for students to individualize their program of study through elective coursework reflecting their career and/or research interests. The clinical experiences for this program are primarily obtained on the University of Washington campus.
Students completing the CoreSLP program will obtain a Master's of Science degree from the University of Washington and will meet all of the academic requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The clinical preparation of our students is completed on the University of Washington campus as well as in community-based facilities and is designed to adhere to the educational guidelines established and required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
- Practicum: a part-time on-campus clinical experience
- School Practicum: a part-time public school experience
- Pre-Internship: a part-time placement at the public schools
- Internship: a full-time, culminating placement at the public schools
CoreSLP students participate in public schools placement both at the beginning and toward the end of their program. They attend a school practicum in Fall or Winter of their first year. Students who select an internship in the public schools attend a part-time pre-internship during Winter quarter of their second year and a full-time internship at the same site the following Spring quarter.
Details of the CoreSLP degree program, including academic coursework, are listed in the following document:
2015 CoreSLP Program Plan Download
Essential functions of speech and hearing sciences education at the University of Washington.
SPHSC Essential Functions Document Download