Student Affairs

The 2017-18 Chair for the Student Affairs Committee is Callan Gavigan.  Questions, concerns or comments are always welcomed.  Please contact Callan at

Licensure Information:
Eligibility for Educational Limited SLP License (only for those whose education did not include 9 months of supervised clinical experience).
-Graduate from an accredited master's or doctoral speech-language pathology educational program or a program that has been deemed substantially equivalent.
-Provide proof of acceptance for training in a clinical situation supervised by a licensed SLP.
-Submit the SLP Educational Limited license application found at with the $170.00 fee.
-A fingerprint report and criminal background check are required. Fingerprints must be taken using the instructions and ID number that are sent to the applicant after the license application and fee are received.
License Application
Licensing Guide
LARA Licensure FAQs

To check on the status of your license
Michigan-specific FAQ's, guidelines and requirements for Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist
Contact LARA

Wayne State University Graduate Open House Friday, October 6, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
You are invited to the Graduate Application Open House if you are interested in applying for the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University.
The Graduate Application Open House will include information on the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology curricula, clinical training programs, faculty research, the CSD facility and the application process. Applicants wil have the chance to meet with faculty members and graduate students, have their questions answered in person and visit the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinics.
The Open House will be held at Rackham Library, 2nd Floor (60 Farnsworth next to the DIA). For more information please contact Denise Walker at 313.577.3339 or by email at

Michigan State University Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders Open House for Prospective MA Students, Friday, October 13th, 2:30-5:00 pm. This open house is for those interested in the Speech-Language Pathology Master of Arts program.  It will feature program information, the application process, prerequisites, faculty and students and a department tour.
The open house will be held in the Natural Resources Building, Rm 158 480 Wilson Rd East Lansing.  Parking is available south of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building in Ramp 5, at the corner of Red Cedar and Trowbridge Rd. Please RSVP to with your name and the number attending. Friends and family are welcomed.

University Information:
University Programs in Michigan

The Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association is Proud to Announce the Recipients of the
2017 Student Scholarship Award
Laney Roehl, B.A., Michigan State University
J. Whitney Neal, M.A., Wayne State University

Our deepest thanks to the Prentke-Romich Company for providing these funds. For 50 years the Prentke Romich Company has been leading the way in giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

Congratulations to the 2017 Student Poster Session Winners:
Seeking Community Priorities: A Case Study of James Bay Cree Perspectives on Child Language Development, Sara Acton, M.A., Eastern Michigan University

An Analysis of Aphasia Education Internet Resources for Spanish Speaking Clients and Families, Anna Poggensee, B.S. and Brittany Barnes, B.A., Western Michigan University
Thank you to Psi Iota Xi, Michigan chapters Eta Sigma, Zeta Theta, Theta Tau, and Eta Omicron, for their support of these awards.  Thanks to our Michigan colleague Char Holcomb, and others, for continuing to support our students in this manner.

Congratulations to Central Michigan University and Michigan State University, winners of the M & M (Most Student MSHA Members) Award

 Resume Guidelines presented by Gordon Krainen at the 2013 Student Session.  

ASHA Information:

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

ASHA Student Information

2014 ASHA SLP Certification Standards

How to Apply for ASHA Certification in Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical Fellowship FAQs