Speech Language Pathology 4+1

Speech Language Pathology 4+1

The 4 + 1 BA-MS program in Speech Language Pathology is an accelerated track that provides students with a foundation in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional preparation to meet certification standards and licensure requirements for entering clinical practice.

The program includes six semesters of undergraduate pre-professional requirements taken during the first three years and six semesters of professional graduate requirements taken during the fourth and fifth years of study.  The program integrates undergraduate and graduate studies into a five-year bachelor’s to master’s program.  To earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology, students will need to complete 24 hours in the major during the six semesters of pre-professional preparation and 59.5 credit hours in the major during the six semesters of professional preparation. Students will complete 45 hours of Sophia Program courses and elective credit hours of non-departmental course requirements for a total of 128 hours to earn a bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at the end of the fourth year (before earning the master’s at the end of the fifth year).


Current College Freshman and Sophomores, as well as incoming undergraduate students, may apply for the program.


Admissions Process

Incoming Freshman:

  • Intent form: Submitted with Undergraduate application
  • Seat confirmation form: January 15th of Junior Year

Current Established Students:

  • Intent form
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample or Video interview

The most competitive candidates will have maintained at least a 3.8 cumulative GPA in Highschool course work and/or maintained at least a 3.25 GPA in Undergraduate SLP course work.

While taking courses as an undergraduate student, students will be charged at an undergraduate tuition rate consistent with all applicable policies. In the fifth year of the program, as a graduate student, students will be charged the graduate per credit hour rate equivalent to the cohort they are joining.

Link to Course Progression and Bulletin information 

Link to SLP department

Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at graduateadmission@saintmarys.edu for more information