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Kean University has created a comprehensive Climb Higher Restart Plan for Fall 2020. 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

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

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
(908) 737-5804

Program Outcomes

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

Program Completion Rate

  • 2016-2017:    98%
  • 2015-2016:    100%
  • 2014-2015:    100%
  • 2013-2014:    100%

Praxis Examination Pass Rates

  • 2016-2017:    97%
  • 2015-2016:    94%
  • 2014-2015:    94%
  • 2013-2014:    92%

Employment Rate Within One Year Of Graduation

  • 2016-2017:    96%
  • 2015-2016:    96%
  • 2014-2015:    100%
  • 2013-2014:    100%


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
Kean University Academics

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