Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.)
Speech-language pathologists help children and adults alike communicate so they can better connect with others and lead more fulfilling lives.
At Kean, our 63-credit master's program in speech-language pathology prepares students to work with people who have a variety of communication disorders, including articulation, language, voice, fluency, cognition and swallowing issues. The program is available on campus only for either summer or fall admission with deadlines of January 15 and February 15, respectively.
With the demand for speech therapists expected to grow 20 percent in the next decade, our graduates are poised to launch successful careers in schools, hospitals, outpatient care facilities and private practices.
NeuroAllies: A Neurodiversity Specialization in Autism
A 12-credit optional track, where students choose eight elective courses, including four autism-focused classes taught from a neurodiversity perspective and conduct research in ASD. The track’s mission is “to better understand autistic individuals as neurodivergent; to use a strength-based approach in assessment and intervention; to share best practices and raise awareness and promote the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with ASD.”
About 52% of speech-language pathologists work in the schools with about 39% working in all health care facilities combined.
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