School of Health and Medical Sciences
Program Overview

Note: The Department of Speech-Language Pathology is seeking re-accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation for its Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program. As part of the on-campus site visit, the accreditation team will hold a public comment meeting from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014, in Jubilee Hall, Room 117. Read more about the public comment meeting.

About the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

The mission of the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program is to prepare students as independent professionals with a broad knowledge base, competency in clinical service delivery and a strong foundation in the principles of evidence based practice. Aligned with the Catholic mission of Seton Hall University and the School of Health and Medical Sciences, students will be prepared with the skill set to assume servant leadership roles in a global society. The program promotes a culture of lifelong learning, collaboration, creation of new knowledge and contribution to the profession and the community. The 65-credit, full-time Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at Seton Hall University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The program is accredited by the CAA for eight years (2006 to 2014) and is currently seeking reaccreditation.

Program Details and Resources

Highlights of the program include: 

  • comprehensive, cohort-based curriculum
  • highly trained academic and clinical faculty
  • rigorous clinical education model that includes clinical practica at three clinical settings and several experiential training opportunities
  • opportunities to participate in research activities in one of the eight research labs
  • strong student outcomes


Students graduating from the program will demonstrate:

  1. the ability to screen and/or  evaluate, diagnose, plan and provide intervention for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan using an evidence-based practice framework;
  2. an understanding of and adherence to ASHA's code of ethics, the standards of practice endorsed by the profession and all applicable state and federal laws;
  3. an understanding of different organizational frameworks and clinical delivery models across educational and healthcare settings; and
  4. the skills to contribute to the profession and one's community by engaging in lifelong learning, advocating for clients and educating the general public about communication and swallowing disorders.

For more information on the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, read the admission and curriculum requirements and apply today. Qualified students are admitted to the program without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, natural origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, gender or status as a parent. The program complies with all applicable laws, regulations and executive orders pertaining thereto.

Research Laboratories

The program emphasizes the application of theory and research to practice, addressing efficacy issues and evidence-based practice. Eight on-campus labs are used by faculty and students to conduct research.

  1. Audiology Laboratory
  2. Communication Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Laboratory (CNARL)
  3. The Developmental Language and Cognition Laboratory 
  4. Fluent and Dysfluent Speech Laboratory 
  5. The Reading, Oral Language, and Writing Laboratory (ROW-Lab)
  6. Swallowing and Voice Laboratory
  7. Eye-Tracking Laboratory
  8. Voice Analytics and Neuropsychology Lab (VAN Lab)

Department Secretary:
Tishonda Jones

(973) 275-2825
tishonda.jones@shu.edu

Outcomes Link

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