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Master Degree in Speech Language Pathology

A master’s in speech-language pathology degree is a postgraduate degree program designed to prepare students for licensure and practice as speech therapists. Professionals who achieve this level of education will be far beyond entry-level work and qualified to practice either independently or within a group practice. By building on the education gained from undergraduate study, students of the master’s in speech-language pathology program are trained to diagnose speech disorders and then implement a treatment plan.


  According to the American Stroke Association, nearly 700,000 Americans suffer from stroke every year; about one person every 45 seconds. In fact, more than four-million Americans are currently living with the after effects of stroke. Statistically, 40% of patients that suffer stroke will have moderate-to-severe speech disability and will require special care, while 10% of these patients will require long-term care and management.

As a student of the master’s in speech-language pathology degree, it is important to understand that these are the types of patients that you are likely to be working with. While you will be qualified to work with speech disabilities of all etiologies, you should understand the affect that stroke is having on the demand for speech language pathologists. As you can see, every year nearly 280,000 stroke patients are likely to require special care or speech rehabilitation.

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            Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Bridge Program
            Keiser University Campus , Fort Lauderdale

            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

            Master of Public Health
            • Dynamic Virtual Campus Experience – Classes are hosted in weekly, face-to-face online settings that utilize video conferencing technology to create an intimate learning environment.
            • Demanding Academic and Admissions Standards – MPH@GW students are held to the same selective admissions criteria as on-campus students, and complete the same academically rigorous curriculum.
            • Real Courses Delivered by Real Faculty – The GW faculty are world-renowned leaders in the field, and personally design and teach MPH@GW courses.
            • Hands-On Field Placement Learning – Students will complete a customized practicum field experience that is designed to build hands-on skill in a student’s chosen career path.
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            M.A. Integrative Wellness Coaching
            • Several institutional scholarship opportunities are available to students who qualify.
            • Features several learning model options, including online, residency, and hybrid options.
            • Offers graduate degree programs in organizational leadership, mind-body medicine, psychology and human science.
            • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
            • Two teaching locations in Seattle, Washington with the university headquarters located in Oakland, California.
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            Master of Public Administration in Healthcare Policy & Ethics
            • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
            • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
            • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015.
            • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
            • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
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            Master of Public Health
            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
            • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
            • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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            • Flexible Scheduling
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