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Biola’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program equips students with the tools they need to become certified speech-language pathologists in a clinical setting.

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Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    63 credits
  • Standard Completion Time

    2 years

    Students attend full-time in a small cohort of 20 students.

  • Supervised Clinical Hours

    400 hours
  • Internships

    Culturally diverse internship experiences including hospital and school settings, working with adult and pediatric populations.

  • Tuition

    $885 per credit
  • Financial Aid

    FAFSA applications open on starting October 1. Check back soon for more details regarding aid for this program.

  • Praxis Exam (ETS) Pass Rate

    No data available at this time

  • Employment Rates in the Profession

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  • Graduation Rate

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Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian university in the heart of Southern California. Founded in 1908, Biola offers biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation within a unique learning community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians who affirm the university’s doctrinal statement.

Biola’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program provides rigorous academic and clinical training of students who desire to become licensed, certified speech-language pathologists.

Hallmarks of the program include:

  • Strong Theoretical Framework.

    Students will receive rigorous instruction in current, relevant theoretical knowledge in order to develop curious, lifelong learners.
  • Excellence in Clinical Practice.

    Students will be prepared for impactful clinical work with a variety of diverse populations through clinical experiences and the model of the work and witness of faculty and instructors.
  • Biblical Perspective.

    Students will be taught from a Christian worldview in order to promote the fullest understanding of humankind and the world.
  • Impactful.

    Students will connect their studies to contexts of life — equipping them to demonstrate love to people in their sphere of influence locally and globally and effectively engage in issues of our profession through research, publication and service.

The admission requirements for the MS-SLP program at Biola are:

  1. Applicants must affirm the seven core theological components of Biola’s Articles of Faith.

  2. Hold a baccalaureate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from an accredited institution OR Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution AND complete the prerequisite courses for this program.

  3. GRE scores of 290 or higher, verbal score, 145+, quantitative 145+; and writing, 3.0+.

  4. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  5. Non-native English speakers must verify a score of 100 IBT on the TOEFL exam.

  6. Submit supplemental items.

    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.

    • Three academic recommendations.

    • Christian Testimony Essay in Biola's document section.

    • Vocational Intent Essay in Biola's document section.

    • Resume in Biola's document section.

    • Pastoral Recommendation: The pastor at the church you are currently attending must submit a recommendation form provided by Biola University.

    • Interview with a member of the MS-SLP Program Faculty.

    • 25 observation hours (hours must be signed off by the SLP you observed)

  7. International Students: Contact your admissions counselor, Alfred Ramirez, for additional instructions at

Note: The master's degree program in speech-language pathology at Biola University is now a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.

Contact Your Admissions Counselor

Alfred Ramirez

Admissions Counselor