The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) program at Francis Marion University is seeking candidacy from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The application for candidacy status is currently under review. At such time that candidacy status is achieved, the information in the web pages below will describe the program and its policies. At this time, the program is not authorized to admit students or offer classes other than pre-requisite undergraduate requirements. Please direct any questions regarding program status to Dr. Freda Campbell Wilson, Program Director.

The Francis Marion University Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) is  designed for persons with Bachelor of Science degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related disciplines. The FMU MSLP program will provide graduates with the academic and clinical coursework required for pursuing national certification and state licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).

Persons without Bachelor of Science Degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders must complete 36 hours of Speech-Language Pathology prerequisites before being admitted to our MSLP Program. Matriculation for students with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders is typically two years. Matriculation for students with Bachelor Degrees in other areas will be at least three years.

The mission of  the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program (MSLP) is to educate qualified professionals in Speech-Language Pathology, whose services will improve the quality of life for individuals and families with communication disorders, particularly in the Pee Dee Region and South Carolina. Our primary focus will be the development and dissemination of essential skills, knowledge, and values through research, teaching and service.

Our MSLP Team is committed to preparing you to become highly qualified Speech-Language Pathology professionals. We pride ourselves on being supportive, innovative and available to our students. Likewise, the doors of our dedicated, caring and friendly staff will always be open. In addition, our FMU administration, faculty and staff will assist you in any way we can.

If you choose to matriculate in our Master’s Program, one of your new mantras will be “Speech-Language Pathology at Francis Marion University is a place where communication matters!” Francis Marion University is a beautiful and unique institution of higher education with an exciting vision for the speech-language pathology profession. We’ve created a medically-focused Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program that will provide students with a solid footing in the world of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), extensive hands-on experiences in outstanding clinical rotations and a compassionate perspective toward the patients or clients we seek to serve.

At Francis Marion University, as a division of the School of Health Sciences, you will learn alongside students in other health professions, which model the team approach to 21st Century Healthcare service delivery. You will learn from highly qualified faculty mentors who are dedicated to preparing world-class SLP professionals. Graduates of our FMU MSLP Program will be prepared to work in leading hospitals, schools, private practices, research laboratories, specialty programs and health care facilities in South Carolina, the United States and the world.

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at Francis Marion University is where tomorrow’s SLP healthcare team will work to change the world by developing the skills and expertise needed for a rewarding career and helping to ameliorate the problems of people with speech-language, swallowing and related disorders.

Welcome from the FMU SLP Program Director and Team

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Francis Marion University.

Professionals within the career track of Communication Sciences and Disorders are service providers of one of the greatest aspects of humanity: the ability to communicate. Next to being biologically well, man-kind’s most important need is to communicate! At FMU, we believe persons are “called” to our noble profession. We welcome you to join hands with our SLP team, share your personal gifts and help our program advance the power of communication.

It is an exciting time to be a Communication Sciences and Disorders professional! We look forward to hearing from you, whether you are a prospective student, employee or someone who is interested in what is happening in our SLP Program. Thank you for taking the time to find out about our new-start program. If you have questions, please contact:

W. Freda Wilson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FASHA
Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Program
School of Health Sciences
Phone: (843)661-1897

Janil Seegars, B.A.
Administrative Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Program
Phone: (843)661-1847