Speech Pathology program ranked among nation’s best

OLLU’s Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders has earned an “A” rating and been ranked No. 17 in the U.S., according to SpeechPathologyGraduatePrograms.org.

After reviewing more than 240 accredited programs, SpeechPathologyGraduatePrograms.org graded OLLU with a 95 out of 100, based on student achievement and cost and affordability. The ranking cited OLLU for graduating 25 students with a nearly 95 percent on-time completion rate.

“That number is even more impressive when considering that every single one of those students both passed the national standard Praxis exam and found professional positions in the field after graduation,” the website review said. “Our Lady of the Lake’s program also distinguishes itself by offering a bilingual SLP option, providing the knowledge and clinical skills required to offer assessment and intervention in both Spanish and English. This includes options for a Spanish-language clinical practicum and extra specialty coursework.”

OLLU’s graduate program ranked ahead of those from larger schools, including Ohio State, Seton Hall, James Madison and St. John’s.    

OLLU’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program, within the Woolfolk School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 1969, just four years after the association began accrediting programs.