Speech Language Pathology Masters


Communication is the heart of understanding. Teach and empower with a Rockhurst Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

About Our Communication Sciences and Disorders Masters

Rockhurst's speech language pathology program is known for providing excellent clinical training in a wide variety of community-based clinical sites. You will obtain the skills necessary to provide therapy services to children and adults who exhibit a wide range of communication and/or swallowing impairments across the broad scope of practice.

About the CSD Program



The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (Residential) at Rockhurst 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; phone: 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student Combines Passions to Treat Communication Disorders

For future speech-language pathologist Sharon Witt, the master’s program in communication science and disorders at Rockhurst University allows her to combine her loves for speech and music to assist individuals in Kansas City and beyond.

The Benefits of Speech Language Pathology at Rockhurst

  • Full-time students typically earn their speech pathology degree in only five semesters
  • Employment opportunities after graduation are very strong
  • Our Praxis exam pass rate exceeds the national average
  • Partnerships with a large number and variety of clinical sites provides students the opportunity to gain experience with culturally and linguistically diverse populations while serving both pediatric and adult clients. Learn more about the SLP graduate program clinical practicum experiences

What to Expect in our Masters in Speech Pathology

  • Community-based practicum experiences that provide you with valuable, real-world training in speech-language pathology
  • Variety of electives, allowing you to foster individual or special interests
  • Curriculum that emphasizes ethics and values in line with RU’s Jesuit mission, specifically in developing students to be sensitive and grounded when serving others
  • Close interaction with faculty and multiple mentoring relationships

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Students Get Real-World Experience Working at Operation Breakthrough

Rockhurst University students studying speech-language pathology and occupational therapy take their work in the classroom and put it to use with children in poverty at Operation Breakthrough. Interacting with patients and evaluating on the spot can't be taught easily in a class, so our students have the opportunity to do so in a practical and safe environment.

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