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The bachelor's degree can lead to a practice as a speech pathology assistant and/or audiology assistant and is a pre-professional degree for persons wishing to pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. The master's degree is required to be licensed in Texas and for clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Doctor of Audiology is the entry-level degree needed to practice audiology.
Satisfactory completion of the master's programs or the professional doctorate program enables individuals to meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence and the state of Texas license in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.
Recent graduates are employed as:
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An audiologist assesses and treats people with hearing and balance disorders, while a speech-language pathologist works with those who have communication disorders. Professionals in both areas work with diverse populations in:
A master’s degree is required to be a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, and a clinical doctorate is required to be a licensed audiologist.