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Kean University has developed a comprehensive Climb Higher Restart Plan for the Spring 2021 semester. Please visit the Return to Campus page to find details and contact information for student services, admissions and more.

What You Learn

You learn how to identify, assess and enhance the communication skills of people of all ages.

  • Understand language disorders in children and how they impact the school setting
  • Understand language disorders in adults and how they impact individual functioning
  • Identify, assess and treat a wide range of communication disorders in individuals of all ages
  • Complete observation and practice hours in clinical settings, working directly with patients
  • Build your professional network through internships

We also offer a pre-professional program that provides foundational preparation for students who have an academic and/or professional background in a field other than speech-language-hearing sciences and disorders who intend to apply for entrance into a graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Please note: Applicants may only submit one application per year. We are not able to review an application for both the summer and fall entry terms during a given academic year.

Application Deadlines:

Summer: January 15
Fall: February 15
Spring: No Spring admission

Admission Requirements and Additional Resources

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

M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

This six-semester full-time program on campus is designed to prepare students for professional positions as Speech-Language Pathologists in hospitals, institutional and school settings.

Program Coordinators:

JoAnne Cascia, Ed.D. & Susan Mandel Ed.D
East Campus EC104J; (908) 737-5822
gradcoordinatorcdd@kean.edu

Speech-Language Pathology Pre-Professional Program

This program offers foundational course work to individuals with a bachelor's degree in another field who seek admission to a graduate SLP program. Please note that this program does not meet the requirements for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA).

Executive Director:

Mahchid Namazi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
mnamazi@kean.edu
(908) 737-5804

Student Achievement Data

On March 22, 2021, The Master of Arts (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology at Kean University was placed on probation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year. https://caa.asha.org/programs/accreditation-decisions/

The probationary status is due to Standard 1.9 which states The program provides information about the program and the institution to students and to the public that is current, accurate, and readily available. More specifically, the website was using the label “Student Outcomes” rather than “Student Achievement Data” or “Student Outcome Data” and the website had not listed the data in number and percentage for the most current years. The corrections have been made, and the end-of probation report was submitted immediately. We are currently awaiting for our end-of-probation report to be reviewed by the CAA at their upcoming meeting.

About 52% of speech-language pathologists work in the schools with about 39% working in all health care facilities combined.

On-Time Completion Rates      
  # Completed within Expected Time Frame % Completed within Expected Time Frame  
2019-2020 38 90.00%  
2018-2019 38 94.00%  
2017-2018 48 97.00%  
       
Praxis Pass Rates      
  # Taking the Exam # Passed Exam % Passed Exam Rate
2019-2020 39 39 100.00%
2018-2019 34 34 100.00%
2017-2018 45 45 100.00%
       
Employment Rates of Graduates      
  # of Graduates % of Graduates  
2019-2020 38 90.00%  
2018-2019 38 100.00%  
2017-2018 45 94.00%  

18%

Projected job growth for speech-language pathologists by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Students in building studying

Kean provided me the opportunity to learn from faculty who recognized my passion to learn and nourished that need by providing me with opportunities to further my growth as a clinician and researcher."

Anastasia Johnson ’09, ’11
Speech-Language Pathologist at Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Speech-Language Pathologist
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