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Speech Pathology Graduate Programs in Maryland

The state of Maryland has at least three schools that offer graduate degrees in speech-language pathology. Find out more about these programs as well as tuition rates and admissions criteria.

Speech-language pathology programs will prepare students to work with people of all ages who need help in areas like cognitive-communication or articulation. Programs at the graduate level in Maryland include master's degrees and a master's/PhD degree, and typically require classroom coursework as well as clinical rotations.

School Comparison

Two of the Maryland universities with graduate degrees in speech-language pathology are public and offer in-state tuition rates, while one university is private. Students can utilize this chart to compare the graduate tuition rates.

Institution Type Location Average Graduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*
Towson University 4-year, public Towson, MD $9,504 (in-state) / $17,172 (out-of-state)
University of Maryland - College Park 4-year, public College Park, MD $13,884 (in-state) / $28,122 (out-of-state)
Loyola University Maryland 4-year, private not-for-profit Baltimore, MD $15,270

Source: *National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)

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Maryland Colleges with Graduate Speech Language Pathology Programs

Towson University

Towson University has a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, which is a two-year program. In this program, students will utilize current research in their clinical work. One of the graduation requirements is 400 hours of clinical practicum, which students start in their first year at the university's Institute for Well Being. Students will then fulfill their remaining practicum hours at local schools or medical facilities.

To enter this program, students must have a bachelor's degree (or be pursuing one) in speech-language pathology or audiology, with a 3.0 major GPA and a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 credits of their degree. Students will need to submit an application, three recommendation letters, a personal essay, and GRE scores.

University of Maryland - College Park

The University of Maryland - College Park offers two graduate programs in speech-language pathology. The Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology is a full-time program that takes two years to complete. The curriculum includes 35 coursework credits, three semesters of on-site clinical training, and two semesters of off-site clinical training. Potential students will need to submit materials such as a statement of purpose, transcripts, three recommendation letters, and a resume.

The university also has a dual degree Master of Arts and PhD program in Hearing and Speech Sciences, with a concentration in clinical training and speech/language as well as research. This degree is a six-year program requiring 62 credits of coursework, plus credits in clinical training and research training. The program also requires on and off-site clinical rotations and a doctoral dissertation. The application process includes a statement of purpose, transcripts, three recommendation letters, a resume, and a scholarly writing sample.

Loyola University

Students can earn a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Loyola University. They will enroll on a full-time basis and complete the program in two years. Students will receive classroom training, as well as clinical training with patients of all ages. In the first year of the program, students will receive clinical training at a Loyola Clinical Center. Those who pass the first-year clinical training will then receive off-campus training in the second year of the program.

Applicants will need a bachelor's degree in either speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders. Those with an unrelated bachelor's degree can still apply to the program, but must complete prerequisite courses in areas like Articulation and Phonology and Survey of Communication Disorders. The admissions process consists of the following:

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Central Application Service application
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal essay
  • GRE scores from the last five years
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Applicants with an unrelated bachelor's degree must submit the prerequisite course information form.

Maryland schools offer two types of master's programs in speech-language pathology that involve both classroom and hands-on clinical experience. At least one Maryland institution offers a dual master's/PhD in speech-language pathology.


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