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Speech Language Pathology
Master of Science (M.S.)

Speech-Language Pathology

US News World Report Badge for Best Graduate School for Health- Speech Lanaguage PathologySpeech-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.

Seton Hall University's Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology is distinctively designed as a five-semester program, shorter than many other speech language pathology programs. It offers high-level research opportunities with potential for grant funding and emphasizes interprofessional work, allowing students to engage in external clinical placements. This exposure broadens the range of patients and conditions speech language pathologists work with, enhancing their practical experience and networking capabilities far beyond in-house clinicals to provide speech language services.

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  • 29% Projected Job Growth Rate
  • 307 Clinical Affiliation Contracts
  • 6 Research Labs on Campus
  • >3 Million dollars in grant funding
Students By the Numbers PA
Alison Zelensky Testimonial

"In our clinical rotations, we made 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 could integrate in the clinic all we learned in the classroom."

Alison Zelenky, MS ’16, CF-SLPSpeech-Language Pathologist, KIPP New Jersey Charter School


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.

Admission Requirements

Among the criteria for admission to the M.S.S.L.P. program is the completion of pre-professional coursework equivalent to 18 credits. Review all admission requirements and prerequisites:


  • February 1st 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.

Program Faculty

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.

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Caryn Grabowski
Chair and Program Director
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Nina Capone Singleton
Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
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Kathleen Nagle
Associate Professor
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Sona Patel
Associate Professor
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Learn the Art and Science of Caring

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 healthcare sites to provide exemplary academic and clinical training in graduate-level health sciences and health administration. 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.

Contact Us

  • Patrick McDermott, M.A.
  • Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment and Student Affairs
  • School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • [email protected]
  • (973) 275-2062

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