Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program Details

Speech-language pathology career options

Employment of speech-language pathologists is expected to grow 19 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career opportunities are excellent. Graduates of the program have a 100 percent employment rate within 12 months of graduation and accept competitive positions in the Chicago area and across the country.


The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Rush University Medical Center integrates outstanding graduate education, superior patient care, excellence in research and scholarship and service to diverse communities.


The clinical and graduate education programs of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences will be recognized as among the best in the United States.

SLP student learning outcomes

The speech-language pathology program will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and aspirations to:

  1. Demonstrate skills and proficiency in applying contemporary principles of clinical practice in the assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of cultural and linguistic diversity in clinical populations and environments.
  3. Engage in interprofessional practice in clinical service delivery.
  4. Be leaders in local, regional, and national professional organizations and at their institutions of employment.

CDS Strategic Plan

Communication Sciences and Disorders Strategic Plan 2017-2022

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program accreditation summary

The master’s (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Rush University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association


Admissions Contact 
Phone: (312) 942-6864

Email: cds_info@rush.edu

U.S. News & World Report


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Learn more about the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at an on-campus or online information session.