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What You Learn

In Kean's Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate (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: January 15

Program begins in the Summer I Term

Admission Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

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
Speech Language Learning Connection, LLC
Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate

Cougars Climb Higher

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.

Center for Communication Disorders

The nonprofit University teaching clinic provides assessment and intervention for children and adults with communication disorders.

Speech-Language Pathology
Center for Communication Disorders

Speech-Language Pathology Resources

Resources including our student manual and valuable information from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology Resources


Partner with faculty or conduct your own original research. You can publish and present your findings at Kean Research Days or national conferences.

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