Discover NCGraduate Programs in North Carolina

North Carolina is the home of six (6) high-quality graduate programs in the speech, language and hearing sciences. The programs enable students with a wide range of interests to pursue education and training that matches their personal career goals with market needs and opportunities.

Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

Link: https://comdis.appstate.edu/

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Appalachian State University, located in the Beaver College of Health Sciences, offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The department includes 9 academic faculty who teach and conduct clinical research, and 9 clinical educators who supervise graduate students at our on-campus clinic and affiliated training sites. The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology requires five semesters of academic and clinical coursework for students with undergraduate degrees in CSD. Students with undergraduate degrees in other fields are required to complete 2-3 semesters of prerequisite courses before enrolling in graduate coursework. The M.S. program prepares students to meet ASHA certification standards and NC state licensure requirements for clinical practice.

East Carolina University

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

Link: http://www.ecu.edu/csd/

Programs within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders allow students to concentrate in speech-language pathology or audiology. They prepare students for immediate placement in public schools and clinical, academic, and research positions. Our excellent faculty are well grounded in both research and clinical practice.The renown of the faculty is underscored by the fact that they were the first ot offer the Ph.D degree in communication sciences and disorders in North Carolina. We also offer a complete Distance Education program for a masters in speech-language pathology.

NC Central University

NC Central University

Durham, NC

Link: http://www.nccu.edu/

NCCU's program is designed to prepare graduates to provide diagnostic and rehabilitative services to persons exhibiting disorders of speech and language. Completion of the program prepares graduates for speech-language pathology services in settings ranging from public school and hospitals to community, state, and federal agencies. Graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, for licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and for the graduate license issued by the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. The Communication Disorders Department has a full service accredited clinic, the NCCU Speech and Hearing Clinic, that provides services from birth through adult ages.

UNC Chapel Hill

UNC Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs/

UNC Chapel Hill's Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences prepares clinicians, scholars, and researchers in speech-language pathology and audiology in both the theoretical and applied aspects of human communication sciences and disorders. Established in 1969 as the Institute for Speech and Hearing Sciences, the program became the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences (DSHS) in 1980, one of the seven divisions in the Department of Allied Health Sciences within the School of Medicine. There are three degree programs in the DSHS: a Masters of Science (M.S.) in speech-language pathology, a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) in clinical audiology, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

UNC Greensboro

UNC Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

Link: http://www.uncg.edu/csd/

Approximately 60 students are enrolled in the CSD graduate program in speech-language pathology. Admission to this program is extremely competitive and is based on undergraduate grades, GRE scores, letters of recommendation and a written Statement of Purpose. At the time of admission, each student will be notified as to the approximate length of their program, 2 or 3 years, based on their prior academic background. Meetings with faculty advisors will determine the exact coursework and clinical practicum undertaken during the Master´s degree program. During enrollment in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, each student will be provided with academic and clinical experiences that are sufficient for ASHA certification, Board of Education licensure and Department of Public Instruction certification.

Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

Link: http://ceap.wcu.edu/commdis/cd.html

Western Carolina University has been a CAA accredited program since 1992, and is proud to have a faculty and staff of 10 exceptionally talented and friendly people. They value their students and make a strong effort to provide them with exemplary educational and clinical opportunities. As an extra plus, these opportunities occur in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. The graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders leads to the MS degree. Students without an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders must complete additional coursework.