Master of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Completion of CSDCAS application
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 prior to matriculation into the program
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 for all prerequisite and SLP-related courses with no single course graded less than 2.0 (C)
  • Statement of purpose letter describing motivation and especially accomplishments toward becoming a speech-language pathologist (1-2 pages)
  • A resume, including, if applicable: education, clinical experience, volunteer experience, employment, publications, awards/honors, organizational memberships and activities, special skills
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably at least two from academic instructors

How to Apply

  1. Online Application

a) Apply through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Central Application Service (CSDCAS)

The medical Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) program participates in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Central Application Service (CSDCAS).

Please send all materials to CSDCAS. No materials need to be sent to the school directly.

DETAILED ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Changes during COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Masters in Speech-Language Pathology Program has made the following modifications to the admissions requirements for this year only (2020-2021). GRE – The program has decided to temporarily waive it’s GRE requirement for the remainder of the 2020 cycle.

Prerequisite Courses

Completion of the requisite semester credit hours* of basic human communication and swallowing processes. Examples of acceptable courses include:

  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy in Communication and Swallowing
  • Speech and Language Development
  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Basic Hearing Screening/Audiology
  • Speech Science

*Please see ASHA requirements

Use this form to submit a question about a prerequisite course

Requirements for Applicants with English as Their Second Language

To be considered for an admissions interview, all applicants for whom English is a second language must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution where English was the primary language of instruction.
  • Achieve a minimum score of 550 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • You must contact ETS to have your official TOEFL scores released to CSDCAS. Once you do, ETS electronically sends your scores directly toCSDCAS. Paper copies are not accepted.
  • To submit your official TOEFL scores to CSDCAS, go to http://www.ets.org/toefl and request your scores be sent to CSDCAS using code C122. It takes approximately 10-12 business days from the date you make the request to post to your application.
  • Ensure that the name and date of birth on your application match that on your TOEFL exam; otherwise, your scores will not automatically post to your account. If you believe there may be a discrepancy, wait until ETS processes the scores, then contact customer service so they can manually connect the scores to your application.
  • Note that your application will not be delayed if you haven’t yet taken the TOEFL. Your programs can view your scores once they are received. You should, however, be aware that some programs may need scores by a certain date; check with your programs to ensure you meet all deadline requirements.

International or ESL applicants may be required to submit a minimum TOEFL/iBT overall score of at least 92 with the following minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 20
  • Listening: 20
  • Speaking: 20
  • Writing: 20

The TOEFL/iBT exam must be taken within 2 years of application. This is a requirement for all applicants for whom English is not an official native language. When taking the TOEFL/iBT, students should use code 5751 to have results sent directly to the University.

Requirements for Licensure

ASHA requires the following courses be completed before awarding certification of clinical competency:

  • Three semester credit hours (or equivalent) in statistics (research methodology courses in communication and science disorders may not be used)
  • Three semester credit hours (or equivalent) in physical science (physics or chemistry)
  • Three semester credit hours (or equivalent) in biological science that emphasizes a content area related to human or animal sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics)
  • Three semester credit hours (or equivalent) in social/behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, public health)

Admissions Disclosures:

 

  1. Admission is limited and selective. All completed applications will be considered for admission. All applicants must demonstrate a previous record of successful academic achievement, clinical experience, and the motivation to pursue graduate-level education.

  1. Full Disclosure Requirement: Incomplete or falsified admission information constitutes grounds for a refusal to admit or immediate dismissal, loss of credit, and forfeiture of all tuition and fees paid.

  1. Confidentiality: Admissions materials received by the University are kept in strict confidence. Once the application materials are received, these materials are the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant. All applicant materials are kept for one year following receipt if the applicant does not enroll.

Tuition

ProgramSemestersCost Per CreditMinimum CreditsTotal TuitionOther Program Specific FeesVarious Lab, Equipment & Association Fees throughout the programUniversity Resource Fee (per semester)Additional Information
Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS)Five or Six Semesters (20 - 24 months depending on curriculum choice)$59030$17,700

Optional Thesis (3 credits in semester 6) $1770

Thesis Commitee Fee $1050

$36 per credit
Doctor of Optometry (OD)Eleven Semesters (45 months)$914185$169,090

$7,601 program total for various lab fees, equipment, supplies, books and certifications

$36 per credit
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)Five Semesters (20 months)$96750$48,350

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Master of Science in Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practicioner (MSN-PMHNP)Five Semesters (20 months)$96759$57,053*Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total$36 per credit

*Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (PMH 708, PMH 718 & PMH 728) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Tuition will vary depending on transfer credit awarded.

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practicioner (MSN-FNP/PMHNP)Six Semesters (24 months)$96777$74,459

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $3,000 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720, FNP 730, PMH 708, PMH 718 & PMH 728) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP/ENP)Six Semesters (24 months)$1,03465$67,210

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $3,000 Total

***ENP Course Fees: $3,000 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720, FNP 730, ENP 712, ENP 722 & ENP 732) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

***Note: ENP Course Fees are $200 per ENP credit per semester, and cover ultrasound sim, EKG sim, and all disposable supplies.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)Seven Semesters (28 months)$1,037114$118,218$36 per credit

*Up to 15 credits. No additional charge above 15 credits.

Please refer to the MPAS program’s Program Costs policy for full details on tuition, fees, and other expenses.

Master of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology (MS MedSLP)Six Semesters (24 months)$91069$62,790$36 per credit

Always refer to your curriculum schedule for the most up-to-date tuition payment schedule.

Students choose elective courses, with variable credit loads. At least 6 elective credits required.

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MHC)/Master of Science in School Counseling (SC)Seven Semesters (28 months)$71260$42,720Counseling Student Resource Fee (per semester) $100$36 per credit

*Program requires student to complete 2 elective courses (6 credits total). Elective options are offered with variable timing and should be discussed with program advisor.

Dual‐degree program option exists: Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Masters of Science in School Counseling. This dual-degree option requires student to complete an additional 12 credits (72 credits total). This extends the program to 9 semesters or 36 months.

*Dual‐degree program requires student to complete 1 elective course (3 credits total). Elective options are offered with variable timing and should be discussed with program advisor.

Master of Science in Athletic Training Practice (MSATP)Six Semesters (24 months)$59033$19,470$36 per credit

*5 additional credits consist of HLA 620 (3 credits), ATH 720L (1 credit), ATH 730L (1 credit), which have variable timing.

The Healthcare Leadership course – HLA 620 (3 credits) can be taken in any semester. The lab courses ‐ ATH 720L & ATH 730L (1 credit each) – need to be taken during an on-site summer immersion session. Students can choose which summer immersion session they attend, and only need to attend one session to complete their course of study.

Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc)Four or Five Semesters (16 - 20 months depending on curriculum choice)$77736$27,972Course Fee for HLA 620* $100$36 per credit

*Students that select the Healthcare Leadership and Administration concentration track will have a course fee of $100 for the HLA 620 course which will be used to purchase a validated emotional intelligence assessment report.

Students in the DMSc program (regardless of concentration track) choose between two curriculum models to complete the 36 credit hours: the Integrated Model and the Phased Model. Both curriculum models are designed so PA clinicians, educators, and administrators can continue professional work obligations while completing this degree. In the Integrated Model, students complete the practicum and applied scholarly project courses concurrently with the other didactic courses. Students may complete the Integrated Model in as little as four semesters. In the Phased Model, students complete the didactic courses before completing the practicum and applied scholarly project courses. Students may complete the Phased Model in as little as five semesters.

PAs with bachelor’s degrees who have not previously completed a master’s or doctoral degree may enroll in the DMSc program and will be required to successfully complete the following additional courses that are offered by Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

HS 504 Research Methods (3 credits)
HS 506 Data & Decision Making (3 credits)
HS 507 Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-Master’s)Four Semesters (16 months)$96744$42,548Scholarly Project Fee: $2000 (applied in semester 4 or when enrolled in DNP 775 Scholarly Project III) $36 per credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-Baccalaureate FNP)Eight Semesters (32 months)$96780$77,360

*Lab Fee: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total

***Scholarly Project Fee: $2,000 (applied in semester 8 or when enrolled in CC 811A Scholarly Project III)

$36 per credit

*Note: Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

***Scholarly Project Fee applied in semester 8 when completing project.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Four Semesters (16 months)$96730$29,010

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Three Semesters (12 months)$1,17315$17,595

**Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total

***ENP Course Fees: $3,000 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (ENP 712, ENP 722 & ENP 732) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

**Note: ENP Course Fees are $200 per ENP credit per semester, and cover ultrasound sim, EKG sim, and all disposable supplies.

Family Nurse Practitioner/Emergency Nurse Practitioner (FNPC/ENPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Five Semesters (20 months)$1,03445$46,530

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $3,000 Total

***ENP Course Fees: $3,000 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720, FNP 730, ENP 712, ENP 722 & ENP 732) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

***Note: ENP Course Fees are $200 per ENP credit per semester, and cover ultrasound sim, EKG sim, and all disposable supplies.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health)Four Semesters (16 months)$96739$37,713**Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total$36 per credit

*Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (PMH 708, PMH 718 & PMH 728) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Tuition will vary depending on transfer credit awarded.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)Eight Semesters (32 months)$869129$112,101$1805 program total for various lab fees, equipment, supplies, books and certifications$36 per credit*Up to 15 credits. No additional charge above 15 credits.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health SciencesNine Didactic Semesters and minimum of Three Dissertation Semesters (48 months)$95470$66,780Dissertation Committee Fee $3000$36 per credit
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)Four Semesters (16 months)$94530$28,350Capstone Fee (for two committee members) $1600$36 per credit
Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD)Seven Semesters (28 months)$98640$39,440Capstone Fee (for two committee members) $2360$36 per credit
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)Three or Four Semesters (12 - 16 months depending on curriculum choice)$94824$22,752$36 per credit
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNPC/PMHNPC)Five Semesters (20 months)$96757$55,119

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $3,000 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720, FNP 730, PMH 708, PMH 718 & PMH 728) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Healthcare Leadership and Administration Certificate (HLA)$44012$5,280$36 per credit
Healthcare Professions Education Certificate (HPE)$44012$5,280$36 per credit
Emergency & Primary Care in Athletic Training Practice Certificate (EPCAT)$44010$4,400$36 per credit
Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate (HWC)$4406$2,640$36 per credit
Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Certificates$5009$4,500$36 per credit
Psychiatry Certificate (for PA clinicians)$44015$6,600$36 per credit
Mental Health Couseling Certificate & School Counseling Certificate (MHCC)(SCC)$70515$10,575Counseling Student Resource Fee (per semester) $100$36 per credit
Functional Nutrition Certificate (FNC)$44012$5,280$36 per credit

FAQ’s

How long is the program?

The program is 6 semesters (24 months) long. It is a year-round program with breaks (typically around 2 weeks in length) in between each semester.

How are clinicals/externships set up?

At the beginning of the program, you sit down with our clinical education team and work out where you will be placed for each rotation. Students need to put in the effort to apply for clinical externships; however, the clinical coordinator team works with local and national institutions to assist in assigning those externships. There are no guarantees that you will get your first choice of geographical location or setting type, but student input and desires are strongly considered. You are likely to stay local, such as in our onsite pro-bono clinic, during the first year of the program. During the final summer semester, there will be opportunities and availability to go outside of Utah for your externship.

Do you have a rolling admissions cycle? What does that mean?

Yes, we do rolling admissions. Rolling admissions is where the program interviews and accepts applicants as the cycle goes on.

Do you have a supplemental application?

No. The only application is CSDCAS.

Are the GPA & GRE minimum scores a hard cutoff or are they flexible?

We look at those that meet the qualifications first, but we will also consider those applicants that are close to meeting the minimums but fall just short.

When is the last day I can take the GRE?

Whatever day will get your official GRE scores to us before our deadline. Typically, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) takes up to 7-10 days to get the official scores sent, so plan accordingly. All materials, including official GRE scores, need to be received before our final deadline.

Are there limitations to how many in-state or out-of-state students you accept?

We have no restrictions as to where we obtain our students. We accept students from all over the nation and don’t have any regulations as to how many in-state or out-of-state students we must accept.

Can I take the prerequisites online or at a community college?

Yes. Courses can be taken anywhere or online as long as they satisfy our prerequisite requirements.

What can be pending when I submit my application?

Letter of recommendations, GRE scores, and some prerequisites can be pending or in progress when you submit your application. As long as you have our school code (7713) or have sent out your letters or recommendation requests to your references, you can submit the application, and your letters and GRE scores will get attached when completed. All official scores and letters need to be received by the deadline.

You are allowed to have a few prerequisite courses pending or in progress when you submit the application. These courses need to be completed before the program start date in September. If an acceptance offer is extended, updated official transcripts will need to be re-submitted prior to the semester start.

UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

Program Accreditation

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Rocky Mountain University of Health Program 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.

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