Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Major, B.A.
Bachelor of Arts
The Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Department (SLHS) at MSU Denver is committed to teaching students about communication and its disorders as well as serving those who are impacted by speech, language, and/or hearing disorders. Our department offers a range of options, in line with the different ways we communicate and the communicative challenges that arise across the lifespan.
For students exploring the area, we offer introductory courses that cover topics from how children acquire language to how a speech disorder like stuttering is different from a language disorder like aphasia. For declared majors and post-baccalaureate students, we offer advanced coursework in the scientific foundations of communication as well as advanced study of speech, language, and hearing disorders. SLHS alums often pursue graduate degrees, the entry-level requirement to be certified as speech-language pathologists or audiologists – two in-demand professions that are ranked among the best jobs in healthcare.
For students looking to pursue a graduate degree, we offer a rigorous full-time MS SLP program in which academic coursework is infused with clinical experiences. A new cohort will matriculate each summer. Students can expect to finish the standard MS SLP 23 months after program start.
We link classroom to clinic by offering real-world experiences throughout our program. With small class sizes, expert professors and the most affordable tuition in the state, the SLHS department at MSU Denver is your gateway to communication sciences and its disorders. Explore our site to learn more.
The MSU Speech, Language and Hearing program (SLHS) provided me a unique opportunity in the heart of downtown Denver. MSU provided the bridge from being a preschool teacher to enter a Master’s program and become a speech language pathologist. MSU imparted on me a deep knowledge of the field and excellently prepared me for success. The professors and clinical teachers in the SLHS program foster a warm sense of community and are passionate about creating strong future clinicians. I am proud to be an MSU SLHS alumni and thankful for the program that helped me make the leap from teaching to practicing as a speech language pathologist.
Celia is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Colorado Center for Pediatric Learning and Development
I think it is nearly impossible for anyone to graduate from MSU Denver’s SLHS program and not feel prepared and excited to keep moving forward with the profession. This is largely due to the outstanding, brilliant and diligent professors.
Jessica Beers is a speech language pathologist at Infinity Rehab in Ellensburg, Washington.
After my first week at MSU Denver, I knew I was on the right career path. The teachers had so much energy and were so helpful. They were experienced, and they loved their work. I currently have my own business and have never been happier. I credit the teachers I had at MSU Denver for where I am today because they were knowledgeable and guided me down the right path.
Dr. Mandi Solat is a Board-Certified Audiologist, and co-owner of Audiology Services & Hearing Aid Center.
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