Soaring SLP Demand: Schoolkids to Seniors

Can you imagine how it feels to recover the ability to speak? To swallow? To communicate with loved ones?  As a speech-language pathologist, you’re the health care hero that makes that possible for thousands of grateful patients over the course of your career. Work with infants, school-aged kids, seniors or specialize in treating specific medical conditions.

Rewarding: Personally and Financially

You’ll not only change lives for the better: you’ll also enjoy the financial stability of a specialized, in-demand profession. Federal labor experts state that the need for speech-language pathologists will grow 27% through 2028 at a “much faster than average” rate versus other occupations.

Speech-Language Pathologist: Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Programs

The Nova Southeastern University Department of Speech-Language Pathology offers you the research-based concepts and principles of speech, hearing, language and human communication disorders you seek to achieve professional success. 

Help others find their voice - and discover your own true calling - by applying now.

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NSU Speech-Language Pathology Programs

Speech-Language and Communication Disorders: Bachelor’s Degree

Your bachelor’s degree qualifies you to apply for licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant (SLP-A), depending upon your state and prepares you for your master’s degree program.

Speech-Language Pathologist: Master’s Degree

Work at leading-edge teaching hospitals or care facilities; within the K-12 school system; or in your own practice. Your nationally accredited NSU Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) qualifies you to pursue a wide range of practice choices and settings.

Speech-Language Pathologist: SLP.D.

Aspire to the highest practice levels? Your Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology’s rigorous 53-credit curriculum readies you to pursue educator, administrator and other leadership roles.

Get the NSU Edge

Nationally Recognized
The NSU SLP Master’s Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
On-Campus Clinic
Get real-world experience with pediatric and adult clients at the Speech-Language Pathology Clinic on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus.
South Florida Trailblazers
Nova Southeastern University has the only undergraduate program in speech, language and communication disorders south of Orlando.
27%

Talk about a bright future!

The demand for speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 27% from 2018 to 2028: “much faster than average,” according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Physical Therapists (visited May 19, 2020).

Where Do Most SLPs Work?

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Private practice
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation centers
Average salary of SLP's by Work Location
Location Salary

Nursing and residential care facilities

$95,250

Hospitals; state, local, and private

$85,420

Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists

$83,550

Educational services; state, local, and private

$70,290

Caring, Supportive Faculty

NSU purposely limits class size, so that your professors can give you the level of individualized attention students need to thrive. Our professors are all certified, experienced speech pathologists (CCC-SLPs) who have built a respected clinical practice track record — and it shows in their curriculum.

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