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 healthcare hero who can help make that possible for thousands of grateful patients over the course of your career. Work with infants, school-aged kids, senior clients, or specialize in treating specific medical conditions.

Rewarding: Personally and Financially

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

Speech-Language Pathology: 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, feeding/swallowing, and human communication you seek to achieve professional success. 

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NSU Speech-Language Pathology Programs

Speech-Language and Communication Disorders: Bachelor’s Degree

Your bachelor’s degree prepares you to apply for state licensure (depending on the state) and national certification as a speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) and prepares you for a 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. NSU's nationally accredited Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program prepares 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 prepares you to pursue educator, administrator, and other leadership roles.

Get the NSU Edge

Nationally Accredited
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.
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 in South Florida.

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


Hospitals; state, local, and private


Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists


Educational services; state, local, and private


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-language pathologists (CCC-SLPs) who have built a respected clinical practice track record — and it shows in their curriculum.

SLP’s in the Community

Speech Language Pathologists are also active in their communities. To learn more about the Tyler Institute Endowment for Communication Disorders as well as other initiatives that the Speech Language Pathology program is active in, please click below to learn more.

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