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Accreditation

The Master's ( M.S.) education  program in speech-language pathology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. This accreditation is valid through April 30, 2020. Programs are re-evaluated on an 8 year cycle. 

Accreditation helps students identify high quality education programs that will prepare them for entry into the profession. For example, when you graduate from an accredited program such as ours, you will have met all of the academic and clinical practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) which is a national certification required by many employers. In addition, you will also be prepared to meet the licensing and teacher certification requirements for speech-language pathologists in the state of Louisiana and in most states across the nation.

The strength of the preparation given our students is shown in the program completion rates, the percentage of students passing the national certification exam within one year of graduation, and the percentage of students employed in the profession within one year of graduation. These are just some of the benchmarks used by the CAA to assure that accredited programs are meeting their expectations. View our student outcome data.