University of Colorado at Boulder

Speech Language Pathology

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The program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Colorado State Department of Education. The MA track in speech-language pathology leads to professional certification in speech-language pathology by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensure for the Colorado State Department of Education. Masters students create individualized programs of academic and clinical study that allow them to develop clinical specialties of their choosing.

Initial practicum experiences are at the University of Colorado Speech, Language and Hearing Center, housed in our building. As students gain experience, they work offsite, in schools, hospitals, and clinics around Boulder and the metro Denver area. Students choose sites depending on the domain of practice they want, as well as what opportunities they need for ASHA certification. There are many excellent placement opportunities in the area and many of our graduates work in former practicum sites. The program begins with a required summer session that starts in early August and ends in the second summer, after two full years.

The deadline for applications is January 10th for admissions in the fall semester. Applicants are advised to begin this process with sufficient time in order to complete the online application by January 10th. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed. Students may be accepted without the undergraduate prerequisites but will need to take them if admitted. All students are considered for financial aid based on merit. Transfer students are considered. There are no special WICHE/WRGP requirements or deadlines.

If you are currently a nonresident of Colorado and believe you are eligible, answer 'yes' to the WRGP question in the Residency section of the online application. Checking this box is not an application for WRGP status. Once you are accepted and then you submit your letter of acceptance to CU Boulder, you can apply tuition classification as a WRGP student. CU Boulder will not process applications for this tuition classification until you accept your offer of admission.

In order to determine whether you will qualify as a resident of a WRGP state, CU Boulder uses all of the requirements to prove Colorado Domicile but uses your state instead. You must prove that your WRGP state is your permanent state of residence (even if you are a student at CU Boulder). Examples of evidence include paying state income tax in your WRGP state, possessing a driver's license in your WRGP state. For a list of examples of evidence of residency in a WRGP state, see Once you receive tuition classification as a resident of a WRGP state, you do not need to become a Colorado resident, and your WRGP tuition status remains in effect throughout your program.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Raul San Agustin
Graduate Program Assistant
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder
2501 Kittredge Loop Road, Boulder, CO 80309-409
O 303 492 3404
F  303 492 3274

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