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Speech Pathology Programs in Kansas - KS

Education Requirements for Speech Language Pathologists

To become a Speech Language Pathologist in Kansas you will be required to study for 6 years.  This includes a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a four year accredited university.


Kansas has two universities that offer a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology.  To enter one of these universities, the applicant is required to fulfill the following requirements

  • A Bachelors degree from an accredited university
  • An adequate preparation in speech language pathology in order to qualify for an advanced degree program
  • A 3.0 GPA in the last two years of undergraduate studies
  • A 3.0 in classes corresponding to the chosen major
  • A personal letter stating personal interests and professional goals
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination
  • 3 recommendations from people who can attest to the students qualifications for graduate school

Kansas speech pathology graduate programs take two years, including summers to complete.  At the end of those two years, the student is required to complete a supervised clinical experience as a new professional for a minimum of 9 months.   In order to enter this stage in his career, he must apply for a temporary license.  The temporary license in Kansas is for a student who has finished his master’s degree and has completed 375 hours of clinical experience, but hasn’t done his supervised clinical experience yet.  The Kansas temporary license is good for one year and has the possibility of being renewed for a second year.   During this time, the state of Kansas requires the student to prepare for and take the Praxis exam known as the NTE and pass it with a minimum score of 600.

Licensing Requirements for a Speech Language Pathologist

Kansas has the following requirements to become a licensed speech language pathologist:

  • Must have completed a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
  • Must have completed 375 hours of clinical experience, 250 of those should have been done during the two years of graduate school
  • Must have completed the 9 month supervised clinical experience successfully
  • Must have a score of at least 6 on the NTE

http://www.kdheks.gov/hoc/slpa/slpa_reinst_inst.pdf


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