Schools That Offer an Online Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology:
Florida State University
Based in Tallahassee, this part-time master's degree program offers practicing assistants in the field the opportunity to become full-fledged speech-language pathologists by earning their master's degree. The program can be completed online but is only available to Florida residents. As part of the program, students arrange a clinical practicum through one of the university's regional coordinators. The first-hand knowledge gained during the practicum will be invaluable as students prepare to work full-time as a speech-language pathologist.
East Carolina University
This university is located in Greenville, North Carolina. Unlike FSU's program, applicants from all states are eligible as long as they live at least fifty miles from the campus. This three-year program requires students to complete fifty-four credit hours and 375 hours in a clinical setting. Lectures can be viewed online live or downloaded for later viewing. In order to graduate, students must earn a score of at least 600 on the PRAXIS II speech-language pathology exam.
James Madison University
This online master's degree program in speech-language pathology is actually available in conjunction with three other universities (Hampton University, The University of Virginia and Longwood University) through the Distance Learning in Virginia Educating Speech Language Pathologists Program (DLVE-SLP). This program is available on a part-time basis through all-online courses. The program is open to all U.S. residents, but Virginia residents are given first priority.
Idaho State University
Based in Pocatello, Idaho, this university offers a online preprofessional-track to those who earned a bachelor's degree in a field not directly realted to speech pathology, which can be completed before the online master's program. All classes are online, but during the first summer of their studies, students must complete a clinical in Pocatello. During the second summer, the on-site clinical is held in Meridian, Idaho. The school reserves up to fifty percent of room in the program for Idaho residents, but anyone can apply.