Serve your community as a Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-language pathology is one of the fastest-rising professions nationwide, with employment opportunities projected to continue growing at a substantial rate in the next ten years. The Communication Disorders online master’s degree is designed to equip you with the professional expertise you need to meet this critical workforce demand.

Through the program, you will become equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills and technological proficiency to earn appropriate credentials, licenses and/or certifications to practice ethically and successfully as a speech-language pathologist. Prepare to work in a variety of settings including early intervention programs, public schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and federal and state institutions. This program will also provide the academic foundation you need to apply for advanced degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Speech and Hearing Sciences and related areas.


Council on Academic Accreditation Audiology | Speech-Language Pathology

The Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Nebraska Kearney is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. This accreditation ensures that graduates of the program are eligible for obtaining ASHA certification.

Career Opportunities

  • School-Based Clinician
  • Medically-Based Clinician
  • Private Practice
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Clinic Supervisor
  • Clinic Administrator

Leveling Coursework Option:

UNK offers online Speech-Language Pathology undergraduate coursework as a way for those who hold an undergraduate degree in a major other than Communication Disorders to meet the necessary prerequisites.