Seton Hall University Health and Medical Sciences
speech-language pathology

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

About Us

The mission of the Seton Hall Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.S.L.P.) is to prepare students with a broad knowledge base of human communication and its impairments, 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 to assume servant leadership roles in a global society. The program is internationally recognized for its faculty who are experts in their respective fields and are invested in educating students to practice as speech-language pathologists in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment.  We are known for a competency-based curriculum, progressive instructional methods, community engagement, and an environment that supports faculty-student partnerships in generating new knowledge. 

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 recognized for its approach to interprofessional education. The Department faculty developed and approved a new strategic plan to advance the mission, vision, and goals of the department. Click here to access the new Strategic Plan for the Department.

Our Values

To accomplish the Mission of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, the faculty and students will embody the following values:
1.    Culture of respect
2.    Collaborative mindset  
3.    Service to the profession and the community
4.    Equity, Inclusivity, and concern for others
5.    Generation of new knowledge

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 Human Development, Culture, and Media 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.