Choosing the Right College or University
Make Sure You Select a Program That Leads to Your Profession
Select a college or university that offers a broad education in arts and sciences, including the social, physical, and biological sciences; health; English/language arts; mathematics; humanities;and technology. A strong foundation in oral and written communication is also desirable, plus basic courses in the speech, language, and hearing sciences.
A CAA-Accredited Program Is a Must
For your future certification by ASHA, you must complete your graduate course work and clinical practicum at a college or university whose program is accredited by the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA). This assures graduates that their academic and clinical experience meets nationally established standards.
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Fortunately, You Have a Wealth of Choices
Across the nation, 261 institutions of higher education offer CAA-accredited or candidate programs:
- 252 master's‑level speech-language pathology programs
- 74 doctoral‑level audiology programs
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