The Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology offers a curriculum leading to a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, the entry-level credential in this field. The program provides a broad-based and comprehensive education in the theoretical and clinical aspects of the field,and the curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking and academic excellence in order to prepare students to provide high-quality professional service. Under the direction of devoted and experienced faculty, students gain knowledge and skills needed to assess and treat individuals with diverse needs.
The service-delivery functions of the program are centered in the Speech and Hearing Center. The primary function of the Center is to provide speech, language, voice, and fluency assessment and treatment services to pediatric through adult populations. The Center also provides Audiology services. The Center plays a fundamental role in the clinical training of students by providing intensive, hands-on clinical experience to the students. The Program is able to provide services to the underserved and diverse segments of the community.
The Master's in Speech-Language Pathology is a 58-60 credit program usually completed within 2 - 2.5 years. Students complete 400 practicum hours in order to fulfill the hour requirements for clinical care experience established by New York State and by ASHA.