Be the Spark that Drives Conversation.
Direct, Empower, Advocate.

Speech Language Pathologists lead education and healthcare teams, capturing in pictures and words how communication is connection.

  • Pick your passion: helping infants who have trouble feeding or swallowing? a young child with difficulty speaking, or has a language delay? A working adult relearning how to speak and eat independently after a stroke?
  • Spend your days at leading-edge teaching hospitals, work in an outpatient or in-home business, launch your own practice, or enjoy the work-life balance and benefits of many PreK-12 school systems.

Nova Southeastern University’s M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology prepares you to succeed in a profession as diverse as it is rewarding.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech language pathology

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology residential and distance education at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.

Unique SLP Clinical Opportunities

Our onsite NSU Speech-Language Pathology Clinic in Fort Lauderdale/Davie main campus offers local students a broad and diverse clinical experience.

Our South Florida pediatric and adult patient population spans numerous ethnicities, races, nationalities, and cultures and we offer an extensive range of services. 

If you’re located outside of South Florida, you’ll benefit from our strong clinical partnerships with many providers across the United States: we’ll secure sites as close to your home as possible.

Quick Facts

Delivery Options

May be completed in eight (8) terms, on-campus in Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Florida or online. Many students work full-time up to the fifth term.

Start Dates

Choose from three start dates: winter, summer or fall. See application deadlines for each.


Tuition Assistance for Alumni: NSU Alumni receive a 20% Tuition Discount.

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information. Discover scholarships available to you.

Credit Hours

The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology totals 54 credit hours.

Program Scholarship Winners

Stephanie Vianelli-Nixon

Dr. Joseph Gonzalez, "Dr. G.," was a professor in the MS-SLP program at NSU for many years. He was both respected and admired by his peers and was a strong proponent of online education when it was still considered "new!: He passed away suddenly in early January 2002. In his memory, NSU's National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSU-NSSHLA) chapter established this scholarship to be awarded annually to an online student in the MS-SLP program.

Stephanie Vianelli NixonStephanie Vianelli-Nixon currently lives in Boulder, CO, and she is in her final year of the MS-SLP program at Nova Southeastern University. Prior to beginning the program, Stephanie worked as a special education teacher for 5 years, teaching mathematics and working with autistic students. Stephanie continues to embrace her love of education by working in special education with students in high school while she is a full-time student. She also serves as the online student representative for NSU’s chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSHLA).

Stephanie discovered her love for the field of speech-language pathology when she observed the gains her nonverbal daughter made with her early intervention speech-language pathologist. Learning about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) at home, in the clinic, and with her coworkers, has helped Stephanie support students using devices in the classroom. She is truly touched to receive the Joseph Gonzalez Memorial scholarship and is humbled to be given the opportunity to represent the MS-SLP online program in this way. Stephanie looks forward to embarking on her journey as a future speech-language pathologist. 

Contributed by Lea Kaploun, CCC-SLP, an associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology.

Jaclyn Keats and Cassidy Howell

Many people knew and loved Ashley Kaye Hess, a cheerleader, dancer, teacher, and NSU speech-language pathology master’s candidate, before she was killed in a tragic car accident on May 14, 2016, at the age of 28.

On May 14, 2022, Jaclyn Keats, B.S., and Cassidy Howell, B.S., were awarded the 2022 “Make the Most of the Dash and Ashley Kaye Hess Changing Lives Scholarship.”

Jaclyn and Cassidy are both current graduate students at Nova Southeastern University pursuing their master’s degrees in speech-language pathology. Both are strong advocates for individuals with communication disorders. Like Ashley, both have always had a passion for dancing/performing and wanting to make a difference in the lives of others. They were honored and excited to win the award and plan to remember and reflect on Ashley’s life through their future clinical work.

Contributed by Tambi Braun, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, an associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology.

Jaclyn Keats
Cassidy Howell
Jaclyn Keats
Cassidy Howell

Career Outcomes

Important Tips Before You Apply

Please note: Beginning Winter 2024, only the CSDCAS application is needed to apply to the MS-SLP program at Nova Southeastern University.

Application Deadlines



Winter 2025

Online Cohort Only

July 15, 2024 October 15, 2024

Date To Be Determined

Summer 2025 

Online Cohort Only

July 15, 2024 February 28, 2025

Date To Be Determined

Fall 2025

Online and Fort Lauderdale/Davie Cohorts

July 15, 2024 June 1, 2025

Dates To Be Determined

Prefer to speak with someone directly?

Email Brian Tachick, your MS-SLP Admissions Counselor or call him at (954) 262-7496.

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Why Choose NSU?

  • Fully accredited programs
  • 88% - 92% SLP PRAXIS Pass Rate
  • Evening/weekend schedules: won’t disrupt your career
  • Smaller classes/individualized attention
  • No GRE needed

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M.S. Speech-Language Pathology: Program Details

  • Complete your CSDCAS Online application (Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Services) which includes:
    • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor's degree or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions
    • A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of all college-level courses is preferred
    • Completion of six (6) Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) prerequisite courses with grades of B- or better (eighteen semester hours). (See PREREQUISITE COURSES further down for more information). Courses must be completed before the first day of the term of enrollment.
    • Completion of the four (4) ASHA Knowledge Outcome coursework with grades of C- or better. (See the PREREQUISITE COURSES tab further down for more information).
    • Two written essays (essay prompts to be found in the online application)
    • Three letters of recommendation from three (3) different individuals (e.g., instructors, supervisors, etc.) who can attest to the applicant’s ability to succeed in a master’s degree program (see forms in the online application)
    • Completion of 25 hours of guided clinical observation of (an) ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist(s) with appropriate documentation. Appropriate documentation is either a letter verifying completion, including name, signature, date of signature, statement re: time of completion, and ASHA certification number of the person verifying completion OR a log of all completed observations, signed by each ASHA-certified SLP observed, with the ASHA certification number of each SLP observed. If not completed as part of a course, the student must include a written statement confirming a discussion between the student and the observed SLP regarding what was observed, etc. Letters are to be on letterhead. There is NOT a standard form for logging hours. You can create your own, following the guidelines above.
  • Application interview (for qualifying applicants)
  • Once admitted, all students must attend the mandatory orientation weekend

NOTE: The GRE is not required for the MS-SLP application.

Do you qualify for waived CSDCAS Fee Assistance?

You may be eligible for waived CSDCAS fees through the Fee Assistance Program for your first submitted application. To qualify, you must either be considered Low Income or McNair Scholars. See more about CSDCAS Fee Assistance program eligibility.

Communication Science and Disorders (CSD): Equivalent courses will be accepted as part of the bachelor’s degree coursework if the applicant earned grades of B- or higher in each course. Courses will only be accepted if completed within the past 10 years of the date of enrollment in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program. CSD courses MUST be completed before matriculating to the graduate program.

The following 18 semester hours of prerequisites are required:

  • Introduction to Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) (3 semester hours)
    [Note: If the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree in CSD or a SLPA curriculum, this course requirement is waived.]
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (3 semester hours)
  • Phonetics (3 semester hours)
  • Neuroanatomy (3 semester hours) [typical neuroanatomy and physiology]
  • (Normal) Speech and Language Development (3 semester hours)
  • Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation (3 semester hours) or Audiology (3 semester hours) AND Aural Rehabilitation (3 semester hours)

ASHA Knowledge Outcomes: Equivalent will be accepted as part of the bachelor's degree coursework if the applicant earned grades of C- or higher in each course. There is no expiration date on the ASHA Knowledge Outcome courses. Courses cannot be part of a CSD curriculum course. Courses must be completed at the college level and earned from accredited colleges or universities. Courses MUST be completed before matriculating to the graduate program. 

  • Statistics (3 semester hours): Must be a stand-alone course; not part of a research methods course
  • Biological Sciences (3 semester hours)
  • Physics or Chemistry (3 semester hours)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 semester hours)

More specific information on these courses can be found on the ASHA program website under 2020 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.


Are You a Non-Native English Speaker?

If your native language is not English, you may be required to demonstrate English proficiency. The standardized tests listed below satisfy the university's English requirement for non-native English speakers. Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to NSU's Enrollment Processing Services (EPS):

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Score of 213 on the computer-based test or 79-80 on the Internet-based test
  • International English Testing System (IELTS): Score of 6.0 on the test module
  • Pearson Test of English – Academic: Score of 54
  • American College Test (ACT): Minimum score of 20 on the verbal section

Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of a degree at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university


Core Courses (43 Credits)

Course Number Course Title & Description
SLP 6000 Diagnosis of Language and Speech Disorders (3 credits)

The course will provide procedures and techniques to assess speech and language status. The overall aim of the course is to build on the student's understanding of the assessment process in communication disorders. Students develop the ability to interpret assessment information and formulate an appropriate diagnosis of the patients/clients we serve. A noncredit lab is included.

Prerequisite/s: None
SLP 6011 Language and Learning Disorders in School-age Children and Adolescents (3 credits)

This course addresses the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of language learning delay/disorders (including developmental and acquired disorders), affecting school-age children through adolescence. Emphasis will be placed on a communication process model of evaluation and intervention with the implications of this integrated approach to facilitate reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking. The importance of the functional interrelationships among linguistic, cognitive, and affective functions and the social contexts within which they occur will be stressed. A variety of assessment and treatment procedures for use with this diverse clinical population will be discussed. Presentation of the paradigm shift from a traditional deficit model to an emergent literacy model with collaborative strategies to design and conduct curriculum-based assessments and interventions will be covered.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6012
SLP 6012 Communication Disorders in Infancy through Preschool (3 credits)

This course covers identification, assessment, and intervention principles and procedures for young children who display or are at risk for socio-communicative linguistic deficits. Emphasis is placed on family-centered, early intervention, service delivery, and the integrated intervention model for the facilitation of communication and language skills. Discussion will include collaborative strategies and disciplinary teaming models for facilitating effective parent-professional partnerships.

Prerequisite/s: None
SLP 6015 Clinical Processes (3 credits)

This course will provide a base of knowledge and fundamental skills needed for beginning supervised clinical practice. It will review the basic aspects of the delivery of treatment services for communication and swallowing/feeding disorders, including communication skills, interpersonal skills, behavioral management skills, intervention strategies and processes, data management, and clinical writing skills. Emphasis will be placed on basic clinical intervention processes common to a variety of disorder areas.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6011, SLP 6020, SLP 6060, and documentation of 25 hours of guided clinical observation of a(n) ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist(s)
SLP 6020 Language Disorders in Adults (3 credits)

This course provides a knowledge base for the evaluation and treatment of disorders of language in adults including aphasia, closed-head injury, and dementia.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6070.
SLP 6025 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the foundational aspects of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and their application to individuals with a range of developmental and acquired conditions. The course focuses on assessment, intervention, and professional issues for children and adults who are unable to get their communication needs met through speech alone. It offers a detailed overview of the most clinically-relevant topics related to the provision of AAC supports and services. 

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6012 and SLP 6020.
SLP 6030 Voice Disorders (3 credits)

This course reviews etiology and pathophysiology, case history, perceptual, acoustic, endoscopic, and aerodynamic diagnostic procedures, intervention approaches, and therapy techniques for individuals with functional, neurogenic, psychogenic, and organic voice disorders and resonance disorders.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6070
SLP 6040 Fluency Disorders (2 credits)

This course covers the etiology, diagnosis, and management of children and adults with disorders of fluency.  Developmental stuttering, neurologically-based stuttering, cluttering, and other non-fluent speech conditions will be studied.

Prerequisite/s: None
SLP 6052

Motor Speech Disorders in Adults (2 credits)

This course provides training in the assessment and management of motor speech disorders in adults.  It includes discussions of the nature, etiology, diagnosis, and management of motor speech disorders with an emphasis on differential diagnosis and treatment.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6060, SLP 6053, and SLP 6070.
SLP 6053

Pediatric Feeding and Motor Speech Disorders (2 credits)

This course provides education and training in the assessment and management of feeding and motor speech disorders from infancy to adolescence.  This course includes a discussion of the nature, etiology, differential diagnosis, and management using evidence-based practices of feeding and motor speech disorders in a variety of clinical environments.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6060 and SLP 6070.

SLP 6055 Dysphagia (3 credits)

This course provides information about the typical anatomy and physiology of the swallow. Using an evidence-based model, information about the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders is provided. Common etiologies for dysphagia (e.g. neurogenic, and head and neck cancer) are addressed for the adult population. An overview of pediatric dysphagia is provided. Current issues and controversial topics are discussed in a framework of questions students should consider. Examples of ethical questions in the management of dysphagia are presented. Students are afforded the opportunity to view fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). Video views of normal and abnormal swallows through videofluoroscopic evaluation are provided through a noncredit required lab.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6052, SLP 6053, SLP 6060 and SLP 6070.
SLP 6060 Speech Sound Disorder (3 credits)

This course provides a knowledge base for normal and disordered speech sound development. Theories of assessment and intervention are discussed, and application, analysis, and comparison are stressed for all theories and approaches presented. A variety of procedures for the identification and remediation of articulatory and phonologic disorders are presented. Traditional therapeutic techniques and current diagnostic and intervention strategies are highlighted.

Prerequisite/s: None.
SLP 6070 Research Methods (3 credits)

To become a critical consumer of current literature, students will be exposed to the analysis of the field’s literature with respect to research design, evidence-based practice, and statistical application.  Research ethics, including informed consent and vulnerable populations, will be discussed.  Analysis of the scholarly literature will culminate in a graduate-level paper.

Prerequisite/s: None.
SLP 6075 Seminar in Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to increase student's awareness and understanding of current professional issues pertaining to such matters as standards of ethics, the scope of practice, legislative mandates affecting the professions, professional service delivery systems, healthcare reimbursement issues, state licensure, national certification, state teacher certification requirements, State Accomplished Practices for Educators, state education standards, job opportunities and interview strategies, participation in professional organizations, professional advocacy, and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6005, SLP 6102, and SLP 6200.
SLP 6091 Multicultural and Counseling Issues (3 credits)

This course will provide a forum for discussion regarding issues in the provision of services to multicultural populations. Counseling approaches for use with clients and/or families with communication problems through effective interpretation, information dissemination, and discussion will be explored.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6011, SLP 6012, SLP 6020, and SLP 6070.
SLP 6200 Capstone (1 credit)

Capstone is an online course designed to assist students in reviewing major content areas in the field of speech-language pathology in preparation for the Praxis national examination. It addresses approximately 18 major topic areas covering normal and disordered processes, professional issues, research methodologies, and other content important to the profession. Students progress through the course at their own pace, reviewing online course materials, participating in discussion boards, and contributing to synchronous chats.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6005, SLP 6025, SLP 6030, SLP 6040, SLP 6055, SLP 6091, and SLP 6102.


Course Number Course Title & Description
SLP 6016

Autism Spectrum Disorders for Speech-Language Pathologists (3 credits)

This course will prepare students to serve neurodivergent individuals by fostering an understanding of the nature and characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), focusing specifically on communication, language, behavior, and social cognition. It addresses critical issues in the assessment and intervention of individuals with ASD across the lifespan and range of ability levels. Research-based strategies for supporting language development will be covered, including direct and indirect services in educational, home, and community settings. Effective strategies for collaborating with families and other services providers will also be addressed.

Prerequisites: SLP 6000, SLP 6011, and SLP 6025.
SLP 6021 Cognitive-Communication Disorders (3 credits)

This course provides a knowledge base for adult and pediatric acquired and developmental cognitive-communication disorders. Topics include attention, memory, reasoning/problem-solving, executive function, learning, processing, and language. The diagnosis and treatment of these deficits in patients at many levels of recovery will be discussed.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6011 and SLP 6020.
SLP 6037 Craniofacial Anomalies (3 credits)

This course provides a study of the etiology, assessment, and remediation of communicative impairments in children and adults with craniofacial anomalies. Specific emphasis is placed on articulatory and resonance disorders resulting from cleft lip and palate, and velopharyngeal insufficiency and incompetence.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6030.
SLP 6045 Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Educational Settings (3 credits)

This course focuses on the implementation of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in educational settings. Learners will gain an understanding of the legal foundations of providing AAC devices and services in school settings. The course addresses strategies for AAC services that can be used to provide access to the general education curriculum for students with significant communication challenges. Language assessment and intervention strategies for AAC communicators are discussed. Issues and strategies to teach reading and writing skills are presented along with strategies for facilitating the development of social skills and friendships.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6025.
SLP 6057 Medical Aspects of Communication Disorders (3 credits)

The emphasis of this course will be to enhance the student's understanding of the relationships between speech-language pathologists, medical disciplines, and allied health disciplines. Understanding medical terminology, governing bodies of healthcare organizations, medical ethical dilemmas, and report writing for the medical model of treatment will be a significant focus of the course.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6015 and SLP 6055.
SLP 6080 Directed Research (1-6 credits)

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop clinically relevant research skills and gain hands-on experiences with research practices. Students work collaboratively with selected faculty members to plan and conduct research projects. The scope and depth of the project vary according to the number of credits for which the course is taken. Students must secure faculty permission in advance of registering for this course.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6070.
SLP 6084

Advanced Topics in Language and Literacy (3 credits)

This course focuses on language and literacy skills from preschool through adolescence in the areas of reading and writing. Assessment and intervention strategies for deficits in reading and writing will emphasize phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, morphology, and syntax. Course content includes the impact of bilingualism and socioeconomic status on reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6011, SLP 6012, and SLP 6060

SLP 6201/ SLP 6202


Special Topics (1-3 credits)

This course offers advanced study of selected theoretical, clinical, or professional issues in speech-language pathology and audiology. It may be taken for credit, CEU, or recertification.

SLP 6203 Organization and Management of School-Based Speech-Language Pathology Programs (3 credits)

This course will address the challenges facing school-based speech-language pathologists. Topics will include: legislative mandates; current issues in education and the impact of these issues on the traditional roles of school-based speech-language pathologists; organization and management of school speech-language programs; active participation on the educational team; service delivery models for diverse populations; use of technology in schools; treatment outcomes and accountability measures; marketing services in the schools and the community; creative program ideas.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6000, SLP 6011, and SLP 6060.


Course Number Course Title & Description
SLP 6005 Diagnostics II Practicum (1 credit)

Emphasis on analysis and interpretation of data and the impact on differential diagnosis. Lab class meetings are required.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6000, SLP 6011, SLP 6020, and SLP 6060.
SLP 6101 Clinic Lab I Practicum (1 credit)

This course has dual components; students will provide treatment to assigned patients as well as attend weekly class meetings. Participation in a direct patient contact supervised clinical practicum will occur with supervised clinical practice performed in the treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Development and application of appropriate treatment plans, collaborative supervisory meetings, self-analysis skills, research, and completion of written documentation are expected. Discussions on professional topics such as prevention, portfolio development, child/elder abuse neglect, and case studies will be covered.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6015.
SLP 6102 Clinic Lab 2 Practicum (1 credit)

In this practicum experience, students will move along the supervisory continuum working toward increased independence. Self-analysis of clinical skills and enhancement of acquired skills will be emphasized. Lab class meetings are required.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6101.
SLP 6110 Externship: Adult (1 credit)

The adult externship requires a full-time placement (based on a minimum of 32 hours/week for a 14 week semester) in an adult facility. The candidate will participate in all activities associated with an SLP position including assessment and treatment of adults. Candidates will be supervised by an SLP who is ASHA certified and state licensed.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6005 and SLP 6102.
(Choose ONE of the following pediatric externships)
SLP 6120 Externship: Pediatric School (1 credit)

The school externship requires a full-time placement (based on a minimum of 32 hours/week for an entire semester) in a school setting. Candidates will participate in all activities associated with a school-based SLP position including assessment and treatment of students in a PK-12 school setting. Candidates will be supervised by an ASHA certified, state licensed school-based SLP.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6005 and SLP 6102.
SLP 6130 Externship Pediatric Non-school (1 credit)

The pediatric externship requires a full-time placement (based on a minimum of 32 hours/week for a 14 week semester) in a pediatric facility. The candidate will participate in all activities associated with an SLP position including assessment and treatment of children. Candidates will be supervised by an SLP who is ASHA-certified and state licensed.

Prerequisite/s: SLP 6005 and SLP 6102.

Total Credits for Degree Completion: 54


View a sample Plan of Study of the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program.

At this time, we have determined that the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program meets the educational degree completion requirements for licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.

The MS-SLP may be completed in eight (8) terms but the program expectation is to complete the program within twelve (12) semesters. Students must complete the program within six (6) years.

Successful completion of all required courses

  • Successful completion of the required clinical experiences totaling a minimum of 400 supervised clinical contact hours (including 25 hours of guided clinical observation) as required for ASHA certification with experience across a diverse client base
  • Successful completion (with grades of B- or better) of all required courses
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Successful completion of the required Capstone course
  • Successful completion of the required portfolio
  • Successful demonstration of 2020 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Completion of the Praxis II Exam adopted by ASHA for the purposes of certification in speech-language pathology
  • Completed application for degree and satisfaction of all Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences and Nova Southeastern University financial obligations

Clinical labs and externships are practical applications included in the speech-language pathology program. These applied experiences are the final steps in the completion of the program and include placements in three clinical settings, affording students the opportunity to work with diverse clients across the lifespan. Candidates must complete a minimum of 400 supervised clinical contact hours before graduation. The MS-SLP will work with each student to secure clinical sites located as near to the student's home as possible. Regardless of how a student takes their didactic classes (online or in person at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus), students who live within 50 miles of the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus will complete the three, part-time clinical practicums (SLP 6101, SLP 6102, and SLP 6005) at the MS-SLP on-campus clinic at 6100 Griffin Rd. in Davie, Florida.


What is the Student ePortfolio?

A Formative Assessment tool used to encourage professional development and reflective learning and is a required component for all students in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at Nova Southeastern University.

Students are to create and organize the Student ePortfolio on their own, following guidelines from the program.



Number completed within expected time frame
Percentage completed within expected time frame
Number completed within expected time frame
Percentage completed within expected time frame


57 91.94% 88 98.88%


66 91.67% 133 97.08%
2020-2021 34 91.89% 74 92.50%
3-Yr Avg 91.81% 96.41% 94.11%




Number Taking the Exam
Number Passed the Exam
Percentage Passed Exam Rate
Number Taking the Exam
Number Passed the Exam
Percentage Passed Exam Rate

























3-Yr Avg





If you are an international student living in the United States, you must present verification of your student visa or residency status. Due to the limited availability of ASHA-certified supervisors, students who live outside of the United States are not eligible for admission to the MS-SLP. Furthermore, students accepted to the MS-SLP program cannot relocate outside of the United States before the completion of the degree.

Foreign Transcripts

Any undergraduate coursework you may have taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by one of the NACES evaluation services listed below:

  • World Education Services, Inc.
    Old Chelsea Station
    New York, NY 10113-0745
    (212) 966-6311
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    P.O. Box 415070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    (414) 289-3400
  • International Consultant of Delaware, Inc.
    3600 Market St., Ste 450
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 222-8454, ext. 603
  • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    International Education Consultants
    7101 SW 102nd Ave
    Miami, FL 33173
    (305) 273-1616

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