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Master of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology · MS MedSLP

Residential | Full-Time | 24 Months


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An Application Must Include:

  • 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) (see listed below)
  • Statement of purpose essay
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably at least two from academic instructors

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Number of Courses

An introductory phonetics course is sufficient
A course covering basic swallowing and speech anatomy is sufficient.
A course that studies the normal acquisition of speech and language in infants, children, and adolescents.
A basic introductory course that studies disordered speech, language, and hearing in children and adults
An introductory course is sufficient
A 100-level or higher course is sufficient

*Completion of the previously listed prerequisite courses are required for admittance into the program.

However, there are additional courses required by ASHA to eventually receive licensure. Although, they don’t need to be completed prior to graduate school acceptance, they will be required prior to obtaining licensure. Please see ASHA requirements.

Please use the following link to check if your course meets our prerequisite requirements.

Prerequisite Performance

Prerequisite courses must be successfully completed with a grade of C or better. In plus-minus grading systems, a grade of C- does not qualify as a C. Applicants offered seats contingent upon successful completion of outstanding prerequisites must complete each remaining course with a grade of B or better (earning a grade of B- does not qualify as a B).

Prerequisite Timeline Requirements

To be considered for the RMU speech-language pathology program, each prerequisite course must have been completed within ten years of the cohort start date. Additionally, credits must have been earned from a regionally accredited institution and be verifiable through official transcripts.

Required Bachelor Degree

Applicants must demonstrate completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution prior to matriculation into the speech-language pathology program.

Admissions Disclosure

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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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Vaccination Requirements

Admitted students of the MS MedSLP program will receive vaccination forms regarding required vaccinations. Documentation is required for all vaccinations before starting the program. The University allows for vaccination exemptions and more information about the University’s position on vaccination can be reviewed at   The MS MedSLP program requires the following vaccinations and testing (these are subject to change depending on public health concerns):
  • Hepatitis B series and/or titer (Booster or additional series may be required if immunity not achieved)
  • T-dap or qualified waiver-current within the last 10 years (if this expires during the program you must get a new one)
  • 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) (only 1, if born before 1957)
  • 2 separate TB skin tests or negative chest radiograph (current for each year)
  • Varicella Zoster titer or history of disease documented by health care professional (vaccine may be required if immunity not achieved)
  • Current Year Influenza Shot
  • Covid-19 Vaccination

Program Accreditation

The Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) residential education program in speech-language pathology, at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 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

The MS MedSLP program to hold a public meeting for accreditation site visit on May 15, 2024 at 5 p.m. For full details for attending and providing public comment, please download the 2024 Public Meeting Notice.