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Graduate Student Information

The Master of Science / Master of Arts program in Speech-Language Pathology at Portland State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301- 296-5700. 

The graduate curriculum includes courses aimed at providing students with a solid understanding of the nature of speech and language disorders as well as the prevention, assessment, and treatment of those disorders.  A second major component of the program consists of supervised clinical practica, in which students work directly with individuals who have communication disorders.  This type of activity enables students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom and acquire skills that are requisite to their future professions.  Students obtain their first practical experience through the PSU Speech and Language Clinic on campus; extensive additional experience is obtained through a broad range of off-campus placements, including hospitals, schools, and community clinics. 

Students are provided with research opportunities in laboratories on campus as well as through liaisons with partner departments and institutions, such as the department of Special Education, the Oregon Health Sciences University, and the VA Medical Center.

For current tuition costs, please refer to the following site.

The records retention regulations are found under OAR 166-475-0005 through OAR 166-475-0110. Click on Oregon Administrative Rules for the regulations governing the Oregon University System. OAR states that academic records may be destroyed 20 years after the degree is conferred. The SPHR records are destroyed by Iron Mountain, a company that specializes in document storage and destruction.

Dr. Sarah Key-DeLyria serves as the Graduate Advisor and Program Director