The Communication Disorders Program offers a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. The graduate program prepares students to provide preventative, diagnostic, and rehabilitative services to persons exhibiting speech, language, and swallowing disorders. It is a full-time, on-campus graduate program and features a curriculum that integrates research, evidence-based clinical experiences, and a focus on serving diverse populations. Students benefit from faculty who are teaching courses and supervising in their primary areas of research and clinical interests. The NCCU Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic provides speech, language, and hearing evaluations and treatment services for monolingual and bilingual clients ages birth through adult. Additionally, the CD Program offers online prerequisite courses needed to apply for admission to most graduate programs in speech-language pathology.
The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology at North Carolina Central University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.
Graduates are eligible to apply for certification by ASHA, for licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NCBOESLPA), and for the specialist license issued by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Completion of the program prepares graduates for employment as speech-language pathologists in settings ranging from public schools and hospitals to community, state, and federal agencies.