College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, NY 11548
M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology
The Master of Arts program in speech-language pathology at LIU Post is designed to mentor and educate students to become competent, caring, qualified and accountable speech-language pathologists who in turn will be well equipped to serve clients in a culturally and linguistically diverse society. Our mission is to provide students with a comprehensive program, built upon a sound theoretical foundation in speech, language and hearing sciences, in which clinical skill development is integrated. Educational and clinical experiences will be guided by a strong adherence to evidence based practice. Strong clinical reasoning, decision making, and communication skills will be developed through training and supervised practice. Students will be required to demonstrate high standards of competency and ethical conduct within the scope of professional practice. An important element in our training of MA candidates includes inter-professional educational opportunities where students can learn from and work closely with other disciplines. Simulated experiences at our state of the art Simlab and with computerized simulators assists students to be prepared for clinical interaction and to practice their skills. We seek to guide our students through the program by providing advisement, instruction, as well as clinical and intellectual challenges. Our program goals are both formative and summative in accordance with standards of our professional accrediting organization, the Counsel of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Upon completion of the program our students will be prepared to function in our pluralistic society as speech-language pathologists working alongside allied health professionals and educators in a variety of settings serving the needs of children and adults throughout the lifespan. In terms of employment, our graduates have enjoyed a 100% employment rate in a variety of pediatric and adult sites on Long Island, New York City and across the country.
Courses examine all facets of the field, including: Articulation/speech sound disorders, fluency, voice and resonance, language and literacy, hearing, feeding and swallowing, cognitive aspects of communication, social aspects of communication and augmentative and assistive communication across the lifespan. Central to your training will be 5 clinical practica: a pre-clinic experience, two in the on- campus clinic, the 3rd in a school setting, and the 4th in a hospital, rehabilitation center or other adult facility. If the student follows their plan to study as initially established, attends full time and satisfactorily completes all classes, the program is usually completed in two to 2 1/2 years inclusive of summers.
The master’s education program in speech- language pathology at LIU Post is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville MD 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700. As a prerequisite for admittance, and undergraduate degree in a 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.
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999