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Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology · SLPD

Online or Limited-Residency | 28 Months | For Practicing SLPs


We do have a fully remote option for earning your SLPD, but it isn’t the only option available. We offer two learning models for students to choose between:

Remote option: Students complete all their coursework from their home base without traveling to our campus. There is a one-day mandatory orientation session with virtual attendance for students in the online-only education model.

Limited-residency option: Students complete most of their work online, but they do come on campus for three visits, 3-6 days in length, throughout the program for skill development and professional connection.

No. We have no GRE requirement.

Yes! Although we prefer that our students have at least a year of experience, we do accept recent master’s graduates. It is required that incoming students hold a current professional license and Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) or are completing their required professional experience (RPE) year.

The minimum GPA requirement is a 3.2.

We accept around 20-30 people in each cohort. The size depends on the number of qualified applications we receive. There are more applications to the program than there are available spots, so make sure you create a competitive application.

No, because there is no accreditation process for clinical doctoral programs in speech-language pathology. As an institution, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is regionally accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Students report dedicating an average of 15-20 hours per week to their coursework.