Imagine the satisfaction of helping a child overcome chronic stuttering or assisting a stroke patient to speak more clearly. With the specialized, advanced training provided by the 58-credit Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology you will be equipped for a career diagnosing and treating a wide range of speech, language and hearing disorders.
Courses examine all facets of the field, including the; voice, stuttering, motor speech and swallowing disorders; aural rehabilitation; language impairments and neurogenic communication disorders through the lifespan. Central to your training will be three clinical placements: the first in the on-campus clinic, the second in a school setting, and the third in a hospital, rehabilitation center or other adult facility. If the student follows their plan of study as initially established, attends full time and satisfactorily completes all classes, the program is usually completed in two years inclusive of summers.
This highly competitive M.A. program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). As a prerequisite for admittance, an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders is preferred, but a background in another area will be considered. In addition to ASHA-certification, the program meets the requirements for New York State licensure and New York State teacher certification.