So, I have been looking at some interesting labs at prospective grad schools and I have seen that some professors from these labs go by the title "Research Speech-Language Pathologist" and only have a master's degree. I know that one needs a doctorate to have the most autonomy in research, but is there a position for SLPs with a master's that is more than a research assistant (which you could have with only a bachelor's degree)? If so, does one need a M.S. over a M.A. degree?
If you or anyone you know has pursued this, could you tell me more? I am interested in being a practicing clinician and researcher, though I thought I'd pursue research later because I am not sure that I am ready to commit to a doctorate program.
Thanks for your help!
- Research with M.S. degree?