General Information

The speech-language pathologists have the responsibility of evaluating, diagnosing, and treating persons with language, swallowing and speech disorders in areas such as articulation, fluency, voice, and augmentative and alternative communication. They evaluate the speech and language patterns of children and adults, determine whether communication problems exist, and offer appropriate intervention. Professionals enrolled in the Speech-Language Pathology Program study typical and atypical communication and swallowing processes, different intervention approaches and preventive practices.

Job Opportunities

Program graduates are generally hired in Puerto Rico by private corporations or are independent service providers.   There are additional employment opportunities in government agencies, federal programs, non-profit institutions and university institutions.

Program of Study

The program consists of two full-time academic years, including two summers.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are expected to fulfill the following requirements for admission to the Program:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a General Point Average of at least 3.0 (based on a four point scale from 0.0 to 4.0).
  • Participate in a preliminary Program orientation interview in which a written exercise will be carried out in Spanish and English.
  • Be fluent in a written and oral Spanish. The student must also demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of English language.
  • Have a minimum Specific Grade Point Average of 3.0 on the undergraduate courses listed in Table 1 and 2.


Table 1. Prerequisite Courses

** At evaluation, student must have approved all courses of Table 1, and a maximum of two courses can be in progress of Table 2.

  • To approve the four (4) courses listed in Table 2.


Table 2. Courses in basic and social sciences and in mathematics


Essential Functions and Attributes of Candidates for Admission and Graduation from the Speech-Language Pathology Program 

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The Speech Language Pathology Program has implemented curriculum changes. The program study starts each year in the month of July.

Application Deadlines

Students are admitted to the program in the academic year and can begin graduate studies in July of the current academic year.

Deadline for admission application, transcripts and payment: February 15ᵗʰ of the application year.

Deadline to submit exam scores: March 15ᵗʰ of the application year.

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 787-758-2525, extension 5215.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Approval of a minimum of 62 credit hours.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 400 hours of clinical practicum.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  4. To pass either the Masters comprehensive examination or the Speech-Language Pathology PRAXIS Exam.
  5. Faculty recommendation.


The Master in science Speech-Language Pathology Program at The University of Puerto Rico (Medical Sciences Campus) 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.

Student Outcome Data

These numbers are based on a total of 15 students admitted by cohort.

PRAXIS Examination in Speech-Language Pathology Pass Rate

3-year average: 90.63%


Local Licensing Exam

3-year average: 100%


Program Completion Rates

3 year program completion rate average for all modalities: 95.00   

Employment Rate in the Profession Within One Year of Graduation

3-Year Average:  95.56 


Student/Faculty Ratio 6


Informative Sheet

Course Description

Course Validation Table

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If your university or course is not listed in the convalidation tables, you can submit an electronic copy of the course syllabus to the Program Director for consideration by the faculty.

Alphabetical List of Faculty

Dr. Edna J. Carlo Mirabal
Dr. Nicolas Linares Orama
Dr. Gloria M. Velez Barrios
Dr. Gloriana Cruz

Program’s Strategic Plan

Physical Address

School of Health Profession, at the, Medical Sciences Campus, Monacillo Area, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Postal Address

Programa de Patologia del Habla-Lenguaje
Oficina #600
Escuela de Profesiones de la Salud
PO Box 365067
San Juan, Puerto Rico


Program Director

Edna J. Carlo, ClinScD., CCC-SLP, BCS-F
787-758-2525, Ext. 3208, 4401
Fax: 787-756-3596


Administrative Secretary
Ms. Vilma Fuentes Pérez
Main Office Phone Number
787-758-2525, Ext. 4401
Fax – 787-756-3596

Speech-Language Pathology Pathology Intramural Practice

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Program Blog


Professional Links & Other Student Resources

American Speech-Language and Hearing Association

Organización Puertorriqueña de Patología del Habla-Lenguaje y Audiología

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association

International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics

Members of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders



RCM Financial Aid Information

Student’s Affairs – School of Health Professions

Medical Sciences Campus Non-discriminatory Policy

The Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any University employer or candidate because of sex, color, place of birth, age, physical or mental handicap, origin or social condition, political or religious beliefs.