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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

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, both on campus and online, 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).

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

After Kean

About two out of five speech-language pathologists worked in schools in 2016. Most others worked in health care facilities, such as hospitals.

18%

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

Council on Academic Accreditation - Speech Language Pathology

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) offers voluntary accreditation to graduate degree programs in audiology and in speech-language pathology housed within institutions of higher education.

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