Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology


Welcome to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program

The Master of  Science in Speech-Language Pathology program prepares professionals to offer prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment services to children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders. It also trains the students in supervision and consultation areas which are competencies required for further professional practice.

Dra. Paola Oquendo-Vaello - Program Director

Admission Requirements
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or more.
  • Take and approve the following prerequisite courses of three semester credit hours*:
    • - Biological Sciences
    • - Physical Sciences
    • - Social Sciences (Psychology/Anthropology)
    • - Statistics

*These courses must be approved with a minimum B grade and prior to admission to the graduate program

  • Submit two (2) recommendation letters, preferably from professors or professionals in the Speech Language Pathology field.
  • A minimum score of 400 in EXADEP test.
  • Write an essay related to his/her interest in the Speech Language Pathology field.
  • Submit a Curriculum Vitae.
  • Participate in an interview with a designated Faculty Committee.
  • Submit an official transcript of the undergraduate degree.
  • Complete and submit the admission’s application within the deadline established by the institution
Students Achievement Data

On-Time Program Completion Rates

Period # Completed within Expected Time Frame % Completed within Expected Time Frame
2021-2022 10 50%
2020-2021 4 20%
2019-2020 N/A N/A


PRAXIS Pass Rate

Reporting Period  

# Taking the Exam


# Passed Exam % Passed Exam Rate
2021-2022 9 3 33%
2020-2021 12 7 58%
2019-2020 N/A N/A N/A

Note: The Praxis examination reporting period is the testing year or examination cycle, not the year of the graduation for the test-takers. The data for each reporting period may include test-takers who graduated from the program within the prior 3 years.


Employment Rates of Graduates

Reporting Period Employment Rate in Profession

# of Graduates from prior year

% of Graduates from prior year
2021-2022 8 67%
2020-2021 N/A N/A
2019-2020 N/A N/A

Note: The employment rate reporting period is not the year of graduation. The data for each reporting period should represent the individuals who graduate from the program one year prior.





The Master of Science (M.S.) degree education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Inter American University of Puerto Rico 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.

Psychology School Director
Dr. Jaime Santiago
Ext. 2170

Administrative Assistant
Marie B. Rosado
Ext. 2227, 2155

Speech Language Pathology Clinic
(787) 250-1912 Ext. 2595

Speech Language Pathology Program Director
Dra. Paola Oquendo
Ext. 2227

Speech Language Pathology Assistant Professor
Dra. Paola Oquendo, CCC-SLP
Ext. 2589

Speech Language Pathology Clinical Coordinator
Profa. Maribel Abadía, CCC-SLP

Ext. 2594

Speech Language Pathology Assistant Professor

Dr. Francisco J. Reyes-Santiago, AuD, SLP, CCC-A