When you pursue a Master of Arts in communication disorders at Truman, you form mentor relationships with professors and explore topics of individual interest through advanced clinical opportunities, research, internships, study abroad, and independent study. Here, you can create a personalized plan of study to meet ASHA certification requirements and choose your location for medical and school internships.

Why Truman?

  • Emphasis on close collaboration between students and faculty
  • Clinical experiences with children and adults in the Speech and Hearing Clinic on campus
  • Rated #1 in Missouri and #7 nationally for job placement
  • Research opportunities

Program Plans

Opportunities to Gain Extensive Experience

Student working with a young girl in Speech and Hearing Clinic

Clinical Facilities

Put theory into practice as a student clinician working with children and adults at the Speech and Hearing Clinic located on the Truman campus. This clinic provides speech, language, and hearing assessment and treatment services to clients from throughout northeast Missouri.

Schedule a Visit

Student

Virtual or In-Person

Get an inside look at program specifics, tour your learning environment, and meet your professors.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

Open House Event

Participate in sessions with faculty and current students; learn about funding, internships and employment; tour the Speech and Hearing Clinic; and more.

Accreditation

The master’s (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology at Truman is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700 (see more on the ASHA website).

For information on State Authorization and licensure requirements in a particular state or territory, see State Authorization.

Admission

For priority consideration, apply by:

February 15:

Summer/Fall

September 15:

Spring

Rolling Admission

Admission is made on a rolling basis and treated on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply early for priority consideration. If a given cohort is full, you may be asked to defer your admission to the following term.

Application Requirements

In addition to the application, you’ll need to submit the following: