Students in our program tailor their studies to meet their interests. Whether you want a speech career in healthcare, the public schools or early intervention, Maryville’s curriculum meets your needs. The program is carefully designed to allow for flexibility in choosing electives which will strengthen skills for given settings.
On campus, there will be two settings available for student observation. One of them, the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, serves children ages 2-6 years who have speech and language difficulties.
Maryville University is proud to offer a Spanish minor at the undergraduate level to assist in preparing students for a bilingual (Spanish-English) practicum experience. While completion of the Spanish minor does not guarantee students admission into the graduate program, nor does it guarantee a bilingual practicum experience, the minor does prepare students in language and cultural awareness that will complement acquired intervention skills.
The program in Communication Science and Disorders at Maryville University benefits from being located in a well-respected School of Health Professions where future music therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses and rehabilitation counselors are educated. The programs within the School work to provide interprofessional education between the programs via shared coursework such as Medical Terminology, Cultural Diversity, and Counseling for Healthcare. Learning side-by-side with other health care professionals prepares our students for collaborative treatment in their careers.
The facilities at Maryville University include a new School of Health Professions Building, Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker Hall, opening in spring of 2015. This building will house both the undergraduate and graduate programs as well as the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders. Facilities will include a technologically equipped classroom, a student clinician work room, an audiology suite, shared research/lab space, access to computers and lounge areas for students.
Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to get involved with the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, where students learn about the profession, socialize with peers, and provide service. The group provides excellent leadership opportunities and is mentored by a speech-language pathology faculty member.
Maryville University of Saint Louis is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. They can contacted by calling 800.621.7440.