Master's Program


The mission of the master of science with a concentration in speech-language pathology is to provide superior academic and clinical preparation, instilling the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate entry-level practitioner competence in speech-language pathology, across the scope of practice.

**Please note the December 15 of the application year deadline for ALL application materials unless you are doing Academic Update.  See specific application requirements.

Also, a minimum of 4 CDIS pre-requisites, with grades, must be completed before the December 15 of the application year deadline.  

Additionally, all pre-requisites must be completed prior to the start of the program.

Academic Update is ONLY accepted by BGSU for students who need their fall semester classes to complete the required 4 CDIS pre-requisites.  All others who submit Academic Update will not have their fall grades included in their admissions review.  If there are any questions, please contact Dr. Virginia Dubasik directly,

To be considered in the applicant pool, you are required to have a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00, and a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the major.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers the Master of Science Degree with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology.

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (residential and distance components) at Bowling Green State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Our Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) accredited program meets the academic requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Certificate of Clinical Competence as well as the requirements for Licensure from the State of Ohio.

The Master's Program is a two-year program, consisting of 4 academic semesters of on-campus study (including one summer semester). The fifth semester is devoted to a full-time, off-campus externship. Students will be enrolled in practica experiences every semester. The practica will take place at the on-campus speech and hearing clinic as well as at various sites throughout Northwest Ohio.

The 2023 - 2028 strategic plan for the Master's program can be found here


Updated: 01/30/2024 03:09PM