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Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at MUSC provides students with a unique educational experience, rooted in clinical practice, and prepares them for a career across the scope of practice in speech-language pathology, with an emphasis on the knowledge and skills to treat complex medically based communication and swallowing disorders.


The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) invites you to a public meeting with the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The CAA invites public input about the accreditation process and the M.S. education program in SLP at MUSC. Due to travel restrictions and health and safety considerations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CAA conducted all visits between Fall 2020 and Spring 2022 as full-team virtual site visits. This is a follow-up to CAA’s candidacy virtual site visit conducted in January 2021 in accordance with USDE guidelines. The M.S. SLP program was awarded initial candidacy on May 25, 2021 following the virtual site visit.


Public Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm (EST)

Location: College of Health Professions

151 Rutledge Ave, Room A202

Charleston, SC 29425


Online via Zoom Conferencing


To attend by Zoom, please RSVP online before 10:00 AM on May 8, 2024 at


Your RSVP must include your full name, email address, cell phone number, and Zoom name (if different from full name). Once you RSVP, we will send you the Zoom link information. 


Individuals who wish to provide input about a program may do so in two ways:

1. Submitting written comments prior to the accreditation site visit in accordance with the procedures specified below, or

2. Attending and providing comments at the public meeting during the program’s scheduled site visit.


All comments provided must:

Relate to a program’s compliance with the published Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Standards) in effect at the time comments are submitted, and

Identify the specific program seeking candidacy (preaccreditation), initial accreditation, or reaccreditation with the CAA.


Comments not meeting these requirements will not be considered, and the individual or group commenting will be so notified.


Individuals who wish to submit written testimony about the program must adhere to the following procedures.

All comments about education programs are due in the Accreditation Office no later than 3 business days before the first day of the scheduled site visit. Comments received after this time will not be forwarded to the site visit team for consideration during the accreditation review.

All written testimony—including comments faxed or submitted as e-mail attachments--must include the commenter’s name, address and telephone contact information and the commenter’s relationship to the program in order for CAA staff to verify the source of the testimony. All comments must be signed.


Comments should be submitted to:


Accreditation Public Comment Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2200 Research Boulevard, #310

Rockville, MD 20850


Fax: 301-296-8570


About the Program

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at MUSC has an emphasis in medical speech-language pathology and prepares students to work as an SLP upon graduation.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Join an information session to learn more about the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program. To register, click the date and time of the event you would like to attend.

Clinical Education

The clinical education of future speech-language pathologists (SLPs) is at the heart of our program with active clinical experiences each semester.

About the Profession

U.S. News & World Report ranks "speech-language pathologist" as the No. 6 "Best Health Care Job."