Master of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Science

The Master of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Science at Temple’s College of Public Health is a clinical professional degree that prepares students to become speech-language pathologists. Through rigorous clinical training, students learn to evaluate, diagnose and treat communication disorders. You will be exposed to a wide range of disorders and gain experience with ethnically diverse populations and individuals across the lifespan.

Speech-language pathology involves the study and treatment of a broad range of speech, language, social communication and cognitive-communication disorders. These may include developmental delays and disorders such as autism, apraxia of speech, dyslexia and stuttering. Graduates of the program are prepared to work as speech-language pathologists in a wide range of clinical sites, including hospitals, other inpatient and outpatient settings, private practices, rehabilitation centers, and schools.

Completing this program will make you eligible to apply for membership in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

What sets apart our Speech, Language and Hearing Science MA?

  • A high-profile program: Our program achieves consistent recognition as one of the premier programs of its kind, and our graduates have consistently gone on to significant careers throughout the U.S. and abroad.
  • Extensive clinical placements: Our program has more than 80 clinical affiliate sites across the Philadelphia region. Students can also perform supervised clinical research in Temple’s Speech-Language-Hearing Center and other on-campus locations.
  • Renowned faculty: Our faculty are recognized experts in aphasia, apraxia, bilingualism, child language processes and problems, and effects of brain damage on language function, among other research areas.

Program Format

If you have a bachelor’s degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders, you will be able to graduate in two years by including two summer sessions. If you do not have a bachelor’s degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders, you may complete the degree in three years by including two summer sessions.

Many students choose to pursue the interests they develop in clinical and research experiences through a master’s thesis.

See a full list of program courses.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Arts offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,109.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,521.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


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