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M.S. SLP Graduate Program Mission, Goals, & Vision

The mission of the SLP graduate program at MSU Denver is to provide a diverse urban population with an inclusive graduate program committed to the interprofessional education and cultural competence of students seeking clinical certification in speech-language pathology. Graduate programs at our institution are charged with converging excellence and innovation; our SLP graduate converges knowledge with skill-based learning to close the theory-practice gap. Amidst changing landscapes in education and healthcare, our program encourages students to think critically and make informed decisions.

We prioritize values that reflect those of the university at large including a shared commitment to community, accessibility, diversity and respect. We aim to:

  • Offer an affordable and accessible pathway to a career in speech-language pathology.
  • Implement comprehensive academic and clinical curriculum utilizing evidence-based practice.
  • Educate clinical scientists who use research to make informed, ethical decisions.
  • Apply faculty expertise across classroom, clinic, and community.
  • Promote interprofessional education through institutional partnerships.
  • Prioritize cultural competence with option to pursue bilingual specialization.
  • Nurture lifelong learning with the goal of continuously improving clinical service provision.

Our vision is to graduate reflective practitioners who serve diverse populations in the clinics and classrooms of the future. 

Accreditation Statement

The Master’s of Science education program in speech-language pathology at Metropolitan State University of Denver 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

Strategic Plan


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