Speech-language pathologists and audiologists work professionally in the habilitation and rehabilitation of children and adults (from infants to senior citizens) with a wide variety of speech, language, and hearing problems. Loyola offers an undergraduate bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree, as well as a master of science (M.S.) degree in speech-language pathology/audiology.
Undergraduate students are introduced to the profession through foundational coursework — which lays the academic foundation and clinical exposure to prepare students to successfully pursue a graduate degree.
Loyola's graduate program is a two-year (five semesters), full-time program and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). During the first year of study, students begin a clinical internship. In the second year, students are required to do an externship. After completing the master’s degree, passing the ASHA certification examination, and completing a Clinical Fellowship Year, graduates have fulfilled all requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).