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What You Learn

In Kean's SLPD program, you will prepare for advanced clinical practice or administrative positions in medical, rehabilitation and other clinical settings as well as to teach at the university level.

Benefits of the program:

  • The opportunity to specialize in one or two areas within the discipline
  • Emphasis on evidence-based practice to stimulate clinical research and improve clinical supervision training and skills
  • Exploration of the social and cultural aspects of communication sciences and disorders as it applies to both allied health care and educational services to underserved populations
  • Parity with other rehabilitation professions that require a doctoral degree
  • Career advancement and leadership opportunities in both educational and medical settings
  • Classes are conveniently held on weekday evenings after 5 p.m.

Do more to improve the lives of others, with a Kean SLPD.

Application Deadline: February 1

Program begins in the Summer I Term

Admission Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4724.

Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate (SLPD)

Program Coordinator:

Sarah Patten, Ph.D.
East Campus, Room 106B
(908) 737-5807

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."

Karen Kimberlin '19
Speech-Language Pathologist, Speech Language Learning Connection, LLC
Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate

In the News

Mahchid Namazi, Ph.D., a Kean professor and speech language pathologist discusses accent modification in this Fox News interview.

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