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Speech Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology

This six-year (4+2) dual degree program offers students an opportunity to gain automatic acceptance into the School of Health and Medical Sciences two-year master's program in speech-language pathology. Students complete an undergraduate degree leading to a B.S.E. and NJ state certification as an elementary and a special education teacher. The undergraduate program consists of coursework in professional education; a full major in arts and sciences; five field placements in diverse education settings; and 18 credits in speech-language pathology prerequisite courses.

The master's degree program offers a comprehensive, lock-step curriculum consisting of five semesters of academic coursework and clinical practica in a variety of settings.  Upon completion of the program, students will have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as an entry level practitioner.

For detailed program guidelines, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalogue based on your year of matriculation.


B.S.E. in Elementary and Special Education

The B.S.E. in Integrated Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education, with a Concentration in Speech-Language Pathology, joins undergraduate teacher preparation (B.S.E.) with a master's (M.S.) in speech-language pathology. If candidates maintain the dual degree requirements during the undergraduate portion of their program, they receive automatic admission into the graduate speech-language pathology program.
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M.S. in Speech Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) help everyone from infants to aging adults overcome communication disorders. Some SLPs work with children in schools to improve their articulation, language, fluency or voice. Others provide acute care in hospitals for patients with neurological conditions. Still others assist very young children recovering from cleft palates, feeding disorders or autism spectrum diagnoses. Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Seton Hall University Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program (M.S.S.L.P.) blends clinical, research, classroom and service experiences. Thanks to this well-rounded education, Seton Hall's graduates are consistently employed within one year of completing the program, and many have job offers right away.
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Note: Students must adhere to the requirements outlined in the Catalogue according to their year of matriculation.

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