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Speech-Language Pathology

Your career beings with a degree in SLHS

A speech-language pathologist working with an early elementary student. Job opportunities in speech-language pathology are expected to grow by 21% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations*

Graduates who earn a BA in Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences (SLHS) obtain the prerequisite coursework to pursue graduate degrees in speech-language pathology or audiology which lead to careers in schools, community clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and private practice.

Speech-language pathologists:
  • Identify, assess, and provide rehabilitation services to people with speech and language disorders and assist in the prevention of speech and language disorders
  • Assist in the prevention of hearing disorders

With a median salary of $73,419 in 2015*, speech-language pathologists are poised for careers in schools, community clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and private practice. While speech-language pathology requires a master’s degree, a Major in SLHS at MSU Denver provides a sound background for students pursuing a graduate degree in this field. Recent SLHS graduates have gone on to study speech-language pathology at programs in Colorado and around the country.