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Program Details

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology.

The specialized concentration in Speech-Language Pathology is designed for practicing language therapists working in many clerical and non-clerical settings. The advanced curriculum introduces students to an emphasis in the areas of administration and supervision. Students earning an advanced degree will excel in responsibilities of evaluation and comprehension of technology. The learned best practices can be applied to solve real problems in the challenging and rewarding education workplace. A doctoral program focuses on developing scientifically trained and clinically experienced speech pathologists as leaders.

Students can be agents of change in current or new therapists and speech education programs by using the newly acquired knowledge of social, political, and economic forces that combine in a society. The 69-credit-hour program is comprised of the essential concepts needed to excel in the field. The core coursework includes topics of:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Human Resource Development
  • Advanced Applications in Technology in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)
  • Regulatory, Legislative, and Educational Trends in CSD
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Adult Development and Learning Styles
  • Legal Aspects of Health Care Education
  • Special Education Law and Policy

Graduates will use the new formal education of speech-language pathologies in schools, hospitals, universities, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, nursing homes, or rehabilitation centers.


Students must have a master’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 grade point average) .

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

NCATE accredited