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 Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.S.L.P.) program blends clinical, research, classroom and service experiences. Thanks to this well-rounded education, our graduates are consistently employed within one year of completing the program, and many have job offers right away.
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“In our clinical rotations, we make a real impact for our clients. Whether it be improving a child’s articulation skills or assisting neurologically impaired clients in the process of swallowing, we are integrating in the clinic all we’ve learned in the classroom.”Alison ZelenkySecond-Year Graduate Student
The Seton Hall M.S.S.L.P. curriculum is built around three central pillars:
- academic and skills training
- clinical training
- experiential training
In the classroom, your courses will weave together neuroscience, language, literacy, child development and a host of other subjects. You'll apply what you learn almost immediately in your three clinical assignments and other training opportunities. Our students also join faculty-led research, helping to develop literacy programs for hearing-impaired children and assess technologies for early detection of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Among the criteria for admission to the M.S.S.L.P. program is the submission of GRE scores taken within the past five years and the completion of pre-professional coursework equivalent to 18 credits. Review all admission requirements and prerequisites:
- February 1 is the deadline for application to the Seton Hall M.S.S.L.P. program.
- Note: Students with incomplete requirements may apply. However, they must state how they will satisfy the prerequisites prior to the start of the program.
Our full-time faculty are well-rounded teachers, clinicians and researchers. Their credentials encompass all aspects of speech-language pathology, speech therapy, audiology and communication sciences. Two full-time directors of clinical education develop meaningful fieldwork experiences for each student.
In response to society's rapidly changing healthcare needs, the School of Health and Medical Sciences combines the expertise of Seton Hall University with the resources of affiliate hospitals and clinical sites to provide exemplary academic and clinical training in two distinct divisions: graduate education in health sciences and administration, and post-medical school residencies and fellowships. The school's emphasis on interprofessional education prepares healthcare leaders of tomorrow to focus on patient-centered care and to make a difference in patients' lives and their communities.