Speech-Language Pathology - The University of Tulsa
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Programs in Speech-Language Pathology

Combine academic coursework and practical experience to optimize the fundamental human activities of communication and swallowing. 

Our programs prepare you for meaningful careers in communication sciences and disorders. Supported by expert faculty who prioritize individualized learning, you will gain comprehensive training in developing and rehabilitating speech, language, and swallowing skills.

You will follow a sequence of basic science and pre-professional courses during your undergraduate study and participate in a practicum onsite during your senior year. Our master’s program combines academic coursework with in-depth practical experience in UTulsa’s speech and hearing clinic with subsequent practica at various off-campus facilities. UTulsa programs are designed to provide a strong academic and clinical foundation that allows you to expertly evaluate, treat and conduct research into human communication and swallowing disorders.

100% National Praxis Exam Pass Rate

$79K Annual Median Pay for Speech-Language Pathologists

21% Job Growth by 2031

100% Employment Rate

Professional Opportunities

Our department provides a strong academic and clinical foundation for graduate work in the areas of speech-language pathology and audiology. By completing both degrees at UTulsa, you will obtain the requirements for Oklahoma state licensure and school certification and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, speech-language pathology is one of the fastest-growing careers in the U.S. 

Job opportunities: 

  • Acute care hospitals 
  • College/universities 
  • Early intervention 
  • K-12 schools 
  • Pre-school
  • Rehabilitation facilities

Beyond the Classroom

  • EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
  • STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE & SERVICE
  • JOB PLACEMENT
    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.

      EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.

      CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.

      JOB PLACEMENT GUARANTEE

    Learn more about the department

    Those who study communication and swallowing disorders are focused on people of all ages who demonstrate difficulty developing effective and appropriate communication and swallowing skills or who have lost their ability to communicate and/or swallow because of strokes or traumatic brain injury or other physical problems. Earning a degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Tulsa allows you to take the first step toward reaching your goals.

    Department of COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS