Speech Language Pathology M.A.

The Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology is focused on building clinical and professional competency in the field, as well as certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Our program is set apart from others by a strong focus on applied learning, cutting-edge research, and by our outstanding faculty, who are experts in their field.

Through our program, students will gain real-world, clinical experience at the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, and at a variety of satellite centers. In this work, students assess and treat a variety of speech, language, and hearing disorders.

Students in the lab. Students in the lab.


The employment rate for speech-language pathology graduate students is 100%, with the only exceptions being students who choose to delay employment.


The M.A. in speech-language pathology at UNI was named as a “Best Graduate Schools for Speech-Language Pathology” (U.S. News and World Report, 2021).

Job Growth

The number of speech pathologist jobs will increase 25% – much higher than average – from 2019 to 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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student in lab
student in lab

Hands-On Learning

Graduate students receive clinical experience at the Roy Eblen Speech & Hearing Clinic and off-site clinical placements in the community across three semesters. During their final semester, graduate students complete two full-time internships under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist anywhere in the country. They also have the opportunity to work individually or in small groups with clinical instructors and clients.

The department has multiple spaces with technology to support research, class instruction, and clinical services. Examples include the Voice lab, Augmentative and Alternative Communication lab, and Feeding and Swallowing lab.


What are our alums saying?

‌“I cherish my graduate school experience at UNI. The program encouraged me and taught me how to become a more polished and efficient critical thinker. UNI’s Speech-Language Pathology program provided me opportunities to make lifelong friendships and relationships with faculty and fellow students.”

– Tom Wright, M.A. 2014