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Speech-Language Pathology

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NIU’s speech-language pathology program provides undergraduate students with a foundation preparing them for further graduate study in audiology, speech-language pathology or a related profession. The graduate specialization focuses on a variety of special interests related to communication disorders.

The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers students a practicum and research site that enhances their education while providing speech-language pathology and audiology services to the community.


The Master of Arts program in communicative disorders with a specialization in speech-language pathology at Northern Illinois University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The program is designed for all students to meet the academic and clinical requirements for clinical certification (CCC-SLP).

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