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M.S.S.L.P. Program Details

About Us

The Seton Hall Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.S.L.P.) program prepares students to become independent professionals who have a broad knowledge-base, exemplary clinical skills and a strong foundation in the principles of evidence-based practice. Through our program, students engage with clients who have communication disorders in all levels of severity. Our students gain confidence and experience by working in a wide variety of clinical settings, such as school districts, major medical centers and early intervention services.

As professional speech-language pathologists, our graduates are well prepared to:

  • work with elementary school children to improve their articulation, language, fluency, voice and pragmatic skills;
  • support patients with neurological conditions by providing acute care in hospital settings to address oral motor, swallowing, speech, language and voice disorders; and
  • assist individuals who are recovering from cleft palates, feeding disorders or autism spectrum diagnoses.

Strategically focused and student centered, the Seton Hall M.S.S.L.P. program is also distinguished by its approach to interprofessional education. The Department faculty are in the process of implementing a new strategic plan in May of 2022 and additional details will be made available on this page. View the program's 2013 to 2021 strategic plan here.

Our Values

We train our speech-language pathologists to help individuals - from infants to aging adults -overcome communication disorders. Our M.S.S.L.P. program promotes lifelong learning, collaboration, creation of knowledge and contribution to the profession and the community.

Our curriculum is built around three interwoven pillars -academic and skills training, clinical training and experiential training - to provide a comprehensive framework for the next generation of speech-language pathologists to become successful practitioners.

Our Experience

  • Full-time, 65-credit, five-semester program
  • Rigorous clinical education model that includes three clinical rotations and numerous experiential training opportunities
  • Majority of classes are taught by full-time faculty members, all of whom have clinical and academic credentials and are devoted to research that advances our field
  • Opportunities to participate in and facilitate research activities in one of our on-campus research labs
  • Wide variety of clinical affiliations with diverse partners, including schools, private practices, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and hospitals
  • Opportunities to learn how speech-language pathology operates in the international arena through distinctive partnerships with leading European and Asian universities
  • B.S.E./M.S.S.L.P. dual-degree option available in cooperation with the College of Education and Human Services and Human Services and BA or BS/M.S.S.L.P dual degree option available in cooperation with the Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences.

Our Advantage

We are located in one of the most culturally, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse regions of the country, affording our students opportunities to serve a broad spectrum of infants, children and adults. The Seton Hall M.S.S.L.P. is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology,  and our carefully planned curriculum combines a rewarding interplay of academic and experiential learning. Our students benefit by real-world and real-time experiences during three clinical placements throughout the course of their study.

Our Accolades

  • 100% of our graduating students passed the Praxis Examination (2018-2020).
  • Many of our students receive job offers from sites where they have completed clinical rotations.
  • On average, over 95% of our students complete their degree requirements within the prescribed timeline.
  • Student Outcome Data

Our Research

Our students are directly involved in this knowledge-expanding research, which happens in our on-campus laboratories, each devoted to a different area of speech-language pathology. Government agencies and private foundations are increasingly investing in the innovative research that takes place here, as we strive to help our students build the bridge from theory to research to practice.

Seton Hall M.S.S.L.P. students have the option to either take Research Methods II their third semester, or complete a research project over the course of the third through fifth semesters. Students can choose to work with a professor on an existing project, or can come up with their own research design.

Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Please visit the Department of Speech-Language Pathology for all tuition, fees and financial aid resources.