Francis Marion University is a beautiful and unique institution of higher education with an exciting vision for the speech-language pathology profession. The Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) is a graduate 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 they seek to serve.
At Francis Marion University, as a division of the School of Health Sciences, students will learn alongside students in other health professions, which models the team approach to 21st Century Healthcare service delivery. The highly qualified faculty members of the MSLP program are dedicated to preparing world-class SLP professionals. Graduates of this medically focused 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.
The MSLP program is designed for persons with Bachelor of Science degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related disciplines and 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 25 hours of Speech-Language Pathology prerequisites before being admitted to our MSLP Program. Information about the MSLP Pre-Requisite Course Sequence can be found here.
Matriculation for students with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders is two (2) years or six (6) semesters.
Matriculation for students with bachelors in other areas will be at least three (3) years, which includes completion of the pre-requisite program.
The mission of the Master of 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.
The Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) program at Francis Marion University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy status is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.