The Master of Science program in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at UNM prepares students to become professional speech-language pathologists. Our learning objectives are designed to give students balanced preparation across the scope of practice in our field, so our graduates are well-prepared for the many employment opportunities that are available in this state and nationwide.
The program is accredited in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850-3289, telephone 301-296-5700 or 800-498-2071. The program is designed so that students can complete all academic and clinical credentialing requirements of ASHA and of the New Mexico Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices board.
The UNM program has a number of distinctive features:
special focus on multilingual and multicultural issues in service delivery and research
access to a great diversity of clinical sites and populations
opportunities for students to be involved in faculty research
ability to study on a part-time basis
A. Our graduates should have sufficient knowledge to effectively diagnose an individual with a communication disorder.
B. Our graduates should have sufficient knowledge to effectively develop an intervention plan for an individual with a communication disorder.
C. Our graduates should have a thorough grasp of the principles of evidence-based practice and incorporate these principles in service delivery.
For more information on the graduate SLP program, please download the following documents (in pdf format):
For information about speech-language pathology and audiology programs throughout the U.S., including further information about UNM’s SLP graduate program, go to: http://www.asha.org/edfind/