Jun 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.L.P)

Dr. Tim Leszczak
Department Chair and Professor
Health and Human Performance
Location: Dunn Center, Room 270
Phone:  (931) 221-6112
Email: leszczakt@apsu.edu

Dr. Kelly Kleinhans
Program Director, Associate Professor
Location: Dunn Center, Room 260
Phone:  (931) 221-6223
Email: kleinhansk@apsu.edu

The Master of Speech-Language Pathology Program prepares students for a career in speech-language pathology through comprehensive coursework and clinical training.  The curriculum and clinical experiences align with the 2020 Standards for certification for speech-language pathology established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC). Graduating students may also be eligible for licensure in speech-language pathology by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health-Related Boards. Successful completion of the program requirements will also ensure graduates of the MSLP degree program will be eligible for a Professional School Service Personnel License from the State of Tennessee’s Department of Education. Supervised clinical experiences are provided at the on-campus APSU Speech, Language and Swallowing Community Clinic and off-campus locations with community partners.

The Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) residential education program in speech-language pathology at Austin Peay State University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application Fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document)
  • Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution showing a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0; coursework in communication sciences and disorders of a 3.2 *
  • Minimum GRE revised General Test scores of: Analytical Writing-3.0
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Military documents (if applicable)
  • Admission decision by department

For more information about the application process, please visit apsu.edu/grad-studies.

*Applicants whose undergraduate degree is not in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be reviewed to determine which prerequisite coursework has been completed (content associated with CFCC Standards IV-A and IV-B). Courses in which the student earned a C or better will fulfill this requirement.


Some University Programs have additional requirements and information included in the Program Handbook.  Program Handbooks, which are incorporated into herein by reference, are available by selecting the following link: Master of Speech-Language Pathology..