If you’re ready to make a difference in the lives of others through the study of speech development and the treatment of communication disorders, Nova Southeastern University’s Speech-Language Pathology Dual Admission program could help you reach your goals. 

NSU’s Speech-Language pathology program will give you the skills to become a competent, compassionate professional. You’ll learn how to help children master fluency, support stroke victims’ recovery and effectively work with individuals who struggle with social communication or speech disorders.

I'm so happy with my choice. I chose NSU because of the welcoming environment, and that still continues today.

Molly M. | Speech-Language Pathology

The Dual Admission program saves your seat in NSU’s competitive Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program while you earn your bachelor’s degree. 

From day one, you’ll work with top-trained professionals, who will guide you through research-based coursework and clinical hands-on experiences, ensuring that you’re prepared not just for your licensing exams but also for improving your patient’s lives. And with our on-campus clinic, access to the best speech-language facilities will be right on your doorstep.

What Can You Do with a Speech Language Pathology Master’s Degree?

The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program will train you to become a skilled speech-language pathologists who can provide a full range of services to communicatively disordered clients in a variety of settings. 

You’ll learn to diagnose and develop treatment plans for language and learning disorders in pediatric and geriatric settings—and every age in-between. Courses that focus on research methods and clinical practice are complemented with patient care and multicultural counseling classes, so you’ll learn to become a competent and compassionate professional.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology


Related Careers

  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Stroke treatment specialist
  • Social service speech therapist
  • Special education teacher
  • Counselor


  • Ability to analyze current research and apply best practices
  • Strong clinical and patient care skills
  • Deep understanding of speech, communication and swallowing disorders and how to treat them

Career Potential

27% Growth

Job Outlook 2018–2028


Median Pay 2019


Number of Jobs as of 2018

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


dual admission program in speech-language pathology is offered to qualified freshmen. This program leads to a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.). 

Students admitted to the program must major in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders (SLCD). Upon successful completion of the master’s application process, students will be admitted to the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology if requirements are met. 

This program provides the required coursework and clinical experiences necessary to obtain Florida licensure. In addition, the student will be prepared to begin their clinical fellowship experience to earn the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Degrees Earned

You can earn any bachelor’s degree and your Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.

Interview Required

Students applying for dual admission must interview during Shark Preview Weekend, an exclusive admitted student event.

Program Length

Earn your bachelor’s in four years and your master’s
in two and a half years.

Deadline to Apply

Fall Admission: February 1


To be considered for this dual admission program, there are some requirements you must meet. Undergraduate Admission Requirements are for first-time freshmen students applying to earn a bachelor’s degree. Graduate Admission Requirements are the standards students need to maintain while earning their undergraduate degree to remain eligible for the graduate or professional program.

For students applying for fall admission who are initially unable to take the SAT or ACT due to extenuating circumstances, please contact your admission counselor directly prior to submitting your Premier Programs application.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements


3.5 Weighted GPA
in High School


25 Composite ACT
1220 Total SAT

Graduate Admission Requirements

Keep your dual admission status while you earn your bachelor’s.

Dual admission reserves your seat in NSU’s M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program, but you must still complete a graduate application once you finish your bachelor’s degree.

Keep in mind that these are the basic requirements, and final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences.

Degree Required

You must complete a bachelor’s degree in any major you choose. Additional prerequisites may be communicated upon admission.

Undergraduate GPA

You must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA. You must also earn at least a B- in some prerequisite courses and at least a C in others.


You must submit two essays with your graduate application.

Additional Requirements

Transfer students are not eligible to apply to the Health and Medical Professions Dual Admission programs. Only students coming to NSU in the fall semester as first-time college freshman applicants are eligible to apply.

College credits that were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB or college academy—or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU—may transfer to NSU.

Students who enter NSU with earned college credits through advanced high school programs may be able to complete their degree and program requirements earlier than scheduled and request to enter their graduate professional programs earlier as well.  

Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding high school transfer credits.

Please be advised that a student's initial course placement in mathematics, science or composition may impact the timing of the completion of all dual admission prerequisites and major courses, and could result in the need to take summer courses.

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

Dual Admission is just one of NSU’s distinctive Premier Programs. These programs are designed to help highly motivated students accelerate their success, and most offer at least $20,000 in annual scholarships.

You can apply for just about any combination of the following Premier Programs:

  • Dual Admission
  • The Fischler Academy of Education
  • Huizenga Business Innovation Academy
  • Razor’s Edge Scholars

You may apply for and be admitted into only one Dual Admission program for your first semester. Each program is unique and has its own eligibility requirements.

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Apply for Undergraduate Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application or the Common App to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Programs application for fall entry.

Interview During Shark Preview

If you’re admitted to NSU and submit the supplemental application, you will be invited via email to choose which Shark Preview Weekend works for your schedule.