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Speech Language Pathology
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Welcome to the DePaul University Speech Language Pathology Program!

The Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology is designed to provide our students with an in- depth academic and clinical course of study to prepare them for a career in the dynamic and growing field of speech language pathology. They will participate in collaborative, experiential and integrative learning opportunities to develop skills for the highest standards of scope of practice in speech-language pathology. Our program embraces diversity, advocacy and global awareness. 

Our in-house clinic will also give students the opportunity to implement various service delivery models and innovative programs based on best practices. Our program is designed to deliver high quality clinical services to allow students to work in all primary employment settings, including schools, hospitals, clinics and private practices; and including all aspects of communication and swallowing: fluency, language, cognition, voice, speech sound production, augmentative/alternative communication and hearing. 

​​Public Meeting - January 28, 2021

DePaul’s Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology Program is under review for candidacy accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.​

A public meeting is scheduled for Jan. 28 from 4:30-5 p.m., where stakeholders are welcome to offer questions, comments and concerns regarding the national candidacy accreditation status of DePaul’s Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology program. Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, the meeting will be held in Zoom format instead of on campus.

Standards for national candidacy accreditation are available for review by the following options: 

  • Mail a request to the Accreditation Office at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850.

  • Email comments/questions to accreditation@asha.org.

  • Phone the action center of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at 1-800-498-2071.

  • Download materials.

DePaul invites all interested parties, including alumni, students and clinical supervisors, to participate either by attending the Zoom meeting or by formally submitting written comments to the CAA in advance of the meeting. According to the CAA Accreditation Handbook, comments provided must: 

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

  • Identify the specific program seeking candidacy, initial accreditation or reaccreditation with the CAA. 

DePaul University CAA #354 comments about education programs are due in the accreditation office no later than 15 days before the first day of the scheduled site visit, which is Jan. 13. 

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

Comments also may be emailed to accreditation@asha.org or sent by fax to (301) 296-8570.

RSVPs are required by Jan. 18 to attend the public meeting on Jan. 28. For additional information or to RSVP by email, contact the program’s founding director, Jayne Jaskolski​. Include your name, email address and phone number. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event. ​​​