Speech-Language Pathology


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 (M.A.) education program in communicative disorders with a specialization in speech-language pathology (residential) at Northern Illinois 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.

Take This Step to Become a Speech-language Pathologist

A select number of seats in the Master of Communicative Disorders, specialization in speech-language pathology program are exclusively reserved for University Honors freshman students who declare Communicative Disorders as a major. To take advantage of this program, students must graduate with a Communicative Disorders undergraduate degree and complete full University Honors requirements within four years.

To learn more about working to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat various forms of communication disorders, speak with an Honors advisor or the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders at ahcd@niu.edu.

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