Graduate SLP Program

Misericordia University offers individuals who already have a baccalaureate degree the opportunity to earn a masters degree in Speech-language Pathology.

A potential applicant can enter the program in Speech-Language Pathology under one of two circumstances:

  1. As a graduate holding the baccalaureate degree with communication sciences and disorders - Post-Baccalaureate Major.
  2. As a graduate holding the baccalaureate degree in a major other than communication sciences and disorders- Post-Baccalaureate Non-Major.

Admissions Requirements Post-Baccalaureate for SLP Majors

Admissions Requirements for Post Baccalaureate for SLP Majors

These students have earned a baccalaureate degree in communication sciences and disorders or speech-language pathology and are eligible for direct entry into the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University.

Before the candidate can begin graduate studies, he or she must successfully complete prerequisite undergraduate courses. These courses provide the individual with the appropriate framework and background in communication sciences and disorders so that he or she will be prepared to enter graduate study. To be granted entry into graduate study, the candidate must complete prerequisite undergraduate coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and must have earned a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses. For any course objectives not mastered, the student will be given an assignment to assist them in mastering those objectives. Students cannot take graduate level coursework if they have not mastered all objectives.

Students who apply to the graduate program in speech-language pathology and possess a baccalaureate degree in communication sciences and disorders must meet the following departmental admissions criteria:

  1. A cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. GRE scores.
  3. TOEFL scores for international students.

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Admissions Requirements Post-Baccalaureate for non-SLP Majors

Post-Baccalaureate for
Non-SLP Majors

These students have earned a baccalaureate degree in any discipline other than communication sciences and disorders (e.g., biology, communications, education, English, linguistics).

Before the candidate can begin graduate studies, he or she must successfully complete prerequisite undergraduate courses. These courses provide the individual with the appropriate framework and background in communication sciences and disorders so that he or she will be prepared to enter graduate study. To be granted entry into graduate study, the candidate must complete prerequisite undergraduate coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and must have earned a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses. For any course objectives not mastered, the student will be given an assignment to assist them in mastering those objectives. Students cannot take graduate level coursework if they have not mastered all objectives.

Students who apply to the graduate program in speech-language pathology and possess a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than communication sciences and disorders or speech-language pathology must have the following admission requirements:

  1. A cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. GRE scores.
  3. TOEFL scores for international students.

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Transferring Graduate Credits

Transfer of Graduate Credits

Students accepted into the Speech-Language Pathology program for graduate study as a transfer from an accredited Speech-Language Pathology program at another institution of higher education will have their transcripts reviewed to determine which courses are transferable. The student must show evidence that the course(s) taken are similar in content to the corresponding courses offered at Misericordia University. Evidence may be provided in the form of a course syllabus and/or catalog description of the course. A plan of study will then be established accordingly.

If the graduate transfer student obtained clock hour credit for clinical practicum, up to 75 clock hours will be accepted (including 25 observation hours) toward the requirements for certification as long as they were obtained while attending an accredited institution of higher education and under the requirements set forth by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements


To graduate with the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete all academic coursework.
  2. Complete all clinical practicum requirements.
  3. Pass a comprehensive examination or complete a thesis during the last semester of graduate study.
  4. Show evidence of having taken the PRAXIS SLP

Students who have completed the graduate curriculum only (i.e., students who earned a baccalaureate degree prior to commencing graduate studies in the Speech-Language Pathology program) will be granted the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

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