The Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology shares Touro college's mission in keeping with the "Jewish commitment to intellectual inquiry, transmission of knowledge and professional career interests in the field through scholarship, research and outreach towards community service. The program is committed to quality education for all, the treatment with integrity and respect for all students, faculty, staff and clients, the role of ethics in the profession and the building of a responsive and a responsible society." A fundamental component of the Speech-Language Pathology program is the acquisition of knowledge and skills, analysis and synthesis of the vast knowledge acquired and the development of critical thinking skills. The program is characterized by the pursuit of "academic rigor and integrity, excellence in instruction, intellectual accomplishment and research and service to the community, within a supportive, diverse and caring environment." It is designed to broaden students' perspectives so they may better be equipped to provide services to the needs of a changing Society. Specifically, the program's mission is to prepare highly qualified professionals who can impact the health care environment and enhance the quality of life for individuals and the families they serve. The graduate program provides a variety of educational experiences that are essential to integrating knowledge and skills in preparation for becoming a professional.