MS in Speech-Language Pathology

Christina Y. Pelatti, PhD, CCC-SLP, Division Director

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at MUSC prepares students to work as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) upon graduation. While students will be prepared to work across the entire scope practice for an SLP, our program has an emphasis in medical speech-language pathology. The curriculum is designed to focus on clinical training. Students are taught foundational knowledge early on and hone their clinical skills via interactive classrooms and clinical rotations. 

As an academic medical center, MUSC gives students access to top-notch facilities and faculty. Students have will access to a wide range of clinical experiences. At MUSC, SLPs provide care in both hospital and outpatient clinic settings to a diverse patient population including pre-term babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), inpatients after stroke or traumatic brain injury, and patients with head and neck cancer. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside practicing clinicians in a variety of patient cases throughout the program, including during their didactic course work.