Mission Statement

The USC M.S. Speech-Language Pathology Program is dedicated to providing engaging and innovative academic and clinical education to prepare speech-language pathologists with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Provide evidence-based and culturally-sensitive services to persons with communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan;
  • Engage in interprofessional and collaborative practice for the prevention, identification, assessment and treatment of those in their care, and
  • Advocate for persons with communication and swallowing disorders, their families and the profession with an inquisitive mindset to ensure the pursuit of life-long learning regarding advancements in the field.


Equity and Ethics – Inclusive Spirit – Cultural Sensitivity – Leadership – Community Engagement and Service – Access and Opportunity – Person Centered Care – Wellness – Compassion – Research – Collaboration and Interprofessional Education – Innovation


The USC Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology will become a premier program in Speech-Language Pathology, providing our students a training experience that involves deep connections to research, focus on clinical care and service to individuals with communication and swallowing disorders within a diverse, urban community.


The University of Southern California launched the new Master of Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology in Fall 2021. Admissions for Fall 2024 are now closed.  Fall 2025 admissions will open in August 2024.


The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in Speech Language Pathology (residential) at the University of Southern California is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.