Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.) and Speech and Language Pathology with Teacher Certification (M.S.)
The areas of professional practice for speech-language pathologists are rapidly expanding, as are the types of clients they are expected to serve. In less than two years, our master’s programs in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.) and Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification (M.S.) maximize opportunities for broad clinical experience as well as academic instruction. Both M.S. programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and are registered with the New York State Education Department. We prepare students to meet all requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) and for New York State licensure.
Designed for full-time study, the master's in SLP program includes 52 credits of coursework, comprising classes in core areas such as phonological disorders, aphasia, and stuttering, as well as in specialized areas such as swallowing, augmentative and alternative communication, and early intervention. The program concludes with a comprehensive examination that is structured similarly to the national praxis exam. Ithaca College graduates have a long history of performing well on the praxis exam and enjoy excellent career prospects.
Integral to the program are clinical experiences in which you will work directly with clients throughout your program. You'll be well prepared for your final semester, spent in two full-time externships during which you'll experience the rigors and responsibilities of full-time professional work. The department is proud of our outstanding reputation among externship supervisors and employers across the country.
Ithaca College graduates enjoy excellent career prospects. Some of our recent graduates are currently working at:
Columbus Speech and Hearing Center, Columbus, Ohio
First Step/Heart Share, New York, New York
Franziska Racker Centers, Ithaca, New York
Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts
Mississauga Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario
New Medico, Apple Valley, California
Kessler Institute, West Orange, New Jersey
Jersey City Medical Center, Hoboken, New Jersey
Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York
St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior, Superior, Wisconsin
Both programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and are registered with the New York State Education Department.
The application deadline is February 1. All students must begin the program in fall semester.
Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above (based on a 4.0 scale), and must submit the following:
- Online graduate application
- GRE scores
- Official transcripts for all institutions attended
- Two letters of recommendation
- Payment for the application processing fee
In addition, all students must complete a health certification report that must be submitted prior to the first day of classes.
# of Credits Required:
52 for SLP; 54 for S
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Small Suburb
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999