Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology: Reno
The Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology is essential for professional competence in the field. It requires the completion of 45 graduate level credits in addition to hands on clinical hours and is a two-year program. Students work with their advisors to develop an approved program of study. The M.S. curriculum provides a variety of course offerings that emphasize evaluation and treatment of communicative disorders involving language, phonology, fluency, voice, alaryngeal speech, aphasia, cleft palate, autism, augmentative communication, cerebral palsy, and literacy.
The Ph.D. program is designed to produce a highly qualified professional who may be employed in a university, clinic, hospital, research laboratory, or school system. The successful candidate will demonstrate general mastery of the field of Speech-Language Pathology with special expertise in at least two areas of the field declared in the program of study (selected from the following: articulation/phonology, cleft palate, aphasia, motor speech disorders, language disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, alaryngeal speech, autism, literacy, and clinical supervision).