Clinical Experience Requirements

In addition to the academic courses listed above, students must complete a minimum of 400 hours of supervised clinical experience with individuals representing a variety of communication pathologies and ages. Clinical experience is gained initially in the Center for Language, Speech and Hearing and then subsequently in at least two additional off-campus cooperating programs (e.g., hospitals, schools, clinics, private practice offices, community centers). At least 325 of the required 400 hours must be obtained at the graduate level and the student must have achieved the appropriate distribution of clinical hours to be eligible for certification in speech-language pathology.