Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-language pathology is a rapidly growing field. Practitioners deal with a wide variety of conditions, from childhood language delays and disorders to cognitive communication impairment, stroke recovery, traumatic brain injury and much more.
Designed for ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists, Kean's Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate (SLPD) program emphasizes the social and cultural aspects of communication sciences and disorders as it applies to both allied health care and educational services to under-served populations.
One of only eight programs in the nation and the only one in the tri-state area, our SLPD program builds on your knowledge, clinical experience and problem-solving skills through coursework and applications that incorporate current research, ethical decision-making and models of best practice.
Kean's world-class faculty are proven leaders in their fields. Their expertise, coupled with interprofessional, culturally competent and evidence-based education and practice programs, will give you the advanced training you need to take on leadership roles in clinical settings and higher education to more fully impact the lives of others.
Through the varied interests of my bright and passionate classmates, my access to cutting-edge research, and the coursework offered by a diverse and encouraging team of faculty members, I am enjoying my journey, while reconnecting to my passion for learning and helping others."
At Kean we believe learning and job growth extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities available to you, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career or set the stage for another advanced degree.
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