Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University offers a Doctorate of Speech Language Pathology (SPL. D.). The advanced degree program is designed to improve the lives of patients with difficulties communicating. Students earning the postmaster’s degree will partake in program designed for professionals working in the field. The learned best practices can be applied to solve real problems in the challenging and rewarding education workplace. A doctorate program focuses on developing scientifically trained and clinically experienced speech pathologists as leaders in their field.

Course content of the online doctorate program is research-based and prepares students to meet the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence, and the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). A cumulative 50 credit hour program is comprised of the essential concepts needed to excel in the field. The core coursework includes topics of:

  • Technology and Instrumentation in Communication Sciences
  • Gerontology
  • Supervision
  • Genetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Counseling
  • Business Management & Leadership
  • Neuroscience/Neuropsychology and Communication
  • Pediatric Development
  • Voice and Swallowing
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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. Successful graduates can use the Doctorate’s degree as the foundation for further educational goals or as the means of maintaining current status within a field.

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    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.

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