• Master of Science in Education in Speech-Language Pathology

    Speech-Language Pathology

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    A Speech-Language Pathologist is an individual with the necessary academic training and experience to diagnose and treat disorders of speech, language, communication, feeding, and swallowing. Monmouth University’s graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is designed to provide basic and advanced professional preparation, with a strong commitment to theoretical and research foundations of clinical intervention. The comprehensive curriculum will include academic coursework, clinical practicum experiences, and research experiences, which will enable graduates to conduct speech and language assessments and provide intervention and treatment to children and adults. Students will have an opportunity to work closely with faculty, clinical supervisors, professional speech-language pathologists, and allied health professionals. This unique opportunity will lay a firm foundation for a career in Speech-Language Pathology. With small classes, the program will allow for incredible support and personalized attention to its students. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in a variety of clinical settings including public schools, clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, special schools, and private practices. Others may choose to pursue their PhD.


    The Master’s of Science in Education (MSEd) program in speech/language pathology at Monmouth University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA (for more information click here ), awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.

    Accreditation signifies to students, the general public, and all interested parties that the program of study has met the rigorous standards designed to ensure that programs are striving toward excellence in educating students. The ASHA Web site provides greater detail on what accreditation requires and means to students and the public. Concerns regarding Monmouth's accreditation may be referred to the CAA. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at SLPinfo@monmouth.edu.


    Students who have a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Sciences and Disorders from an accredited institution may apply for admission. Students with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Sciences and Disorders may apply for admission after completing up to 18 credits of prerequisite course work. As is the case with most graduate programs in speech pathology, admission is highly competitive. Admission to the master’s program is dependent on the criteria listed below.

    1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA:
      • in Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Sciences and Disorders, OR
      • in any other discipline, plus the completion of up to 18 credits of prerequisite course work in Speech-Language Pathology.
    2. GRE scores taken within the past five years (students who hold a master's degree or higher from an accredited institution are not required to submit GRE scores).
    3. A 500-word personal essay explaining why the student wants to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology.
    4. Two letters of recommendation from those who know the student and their ability to complete graduate school.
    5. A completed graduate admission application.
    6. Resumes are recommended but not required.

    Admission is granted one time per year. Full-time students will be accepted for summer admission and will begin a strict sequence of study in the summer. The admission deadline for Summer 2015 is February 1, 2015. Apply today at www.monmouth.edu/apply.


    The graduate program consists of 60 graduate credits. Course work in Speech-Language Pathology and research design is combined with a minimum of 400 clock hours of clinical practicum experience. This program is cohort-based; full-time students will be accepted for summer admission and will begin a strict sequence of study in the summer. The time to completion for full-time students will be 24 months, starting in the summer and ending in the spring.

    Students with a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Sciences and Disorders will have to complete 18 credits of prerequisite course work. Comparable courses taken at another institution with a grade of B or better may be accepted. Monmouth University’s required prerequisite courses can be found on Web Advisor under Educational Leadership and include:

    • EDL 210 Introduction to Language Development
    • EDL 211 Introduction to Phonetics
    • EDL 212 Introduction to Communication Disorders
    • EDL 213 Neuro Bases of Communication
    • EDL 214 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Science
    • EDL 215 Speech and Hearing Science

    Students interested in taking any of these prerequisite courses at Monmouth University, please contact Graduate Admission at (732) 571-3452. An admissions counselor will assist students with the application and course registration process.

    Monmouth's Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology:

    • Will follow a full-time, cohort model
    • Will include 2 semesters (6 credits) of Clinical Practicum
    • Will include 2 semesters (6 credits) of External Clinical Practicum at local facilities
    • Will include 1 semester (3 credits) of Diagnostic Practicum
    • Will include course work in articulation/phonological disorders, language disorders, autism, aural rehabilitation, assessment, dysphagia, aphasia and neurological language disorders, cleft palate and craniofacial disorders, fluency and voice disorders, motor speech disorders, and contemporary issues in the field of SLP.

    Upon graduating, students with a master's in Speech-Language Pathology from Monmouth University will:

    • Be eligible for a NJ license in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Be eligible for a NJ School Speech-Language Specialist Certification
    • Be eligible to begin a Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology. Those completing the Clinical Fellowship, may then apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology.
    • Be eligible to work in a variety of settings including public schools, private schools, special education schools, preschools, hospital rehab centers, private practices, early intervention programs, home care, nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
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    For more information on our Speech-Language Pathology graduate program, please feel free to e-mail us at SLPinfo@monmouth.edu or call us at (732) 263-5487. 

    Faculty & Staff

     Tabitha Mischler Tabitha Mischler
    McAllan Hall 27
    JoAnne's picture JoAnne Cascia, EdD, CCC-SLP
    Assistant Professor, Program Director
    McAllan Hall 27A

    Dr. JoAnne Cascia is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who has worked in the field since 1994. She has extensive experience with pediatric populations including children with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and CHARGE syndrome. Dr. Cascia's research interests include communication and pragmatic skills in children with autism spectrum disorders.

    Patricia Remshifski Patricia Remshifski, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Assistant Professor
    McAllan Hall 5

    Dr. Patricia Remshifski is a medical speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of clinical experience; she specializes in disordered swallowing, feeding, and communication coaching in adults with complex cognitive and language disorders. She has extensive experience working with adults with dysphagia and aphasia due to stroke, degenerative disease, and traumatic brain injury. She is currently conducting research in the area of swallowing and communication disorders for individuals with Rett syndrome. Dr. Remshifski serves as Chair of the Higher Education Committee for the New Jersey Speech-Language Hearing Association.

    ElisaabethMlawski Elisabeth Mlawski, MS, CCC-SLP
    Assistant Professor
    McAllan Hall 3

    Elisabeth Mlawski has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 1994 in a variety of clinical settings including the New York City Board of Education, Jersey City Medical Center, Cornerstone Day School, and the Springfield Public Schools. She worked as a clinical supervisor and adjunct professor since 2006. As an adjunct professor she has taught introduction to Speech-Language Pathology, language development, language disorders, disorders of speech production and voice, phonetics, and developmental phonology. Her research interests include effectiveness of treatment, language development across the lifespan, and language and literacy in school-age children.

    Patrizia Bonaventura Patrizia Bonaventura, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    732- 263-4639
    McAllan Hall 4

    Patrizia Bonaventura, a speech scientist and phonetician, has previously worked on phonetic modeling for speech synthesis and recognition for 11 years, collaborating with national and international labs and companies (CSELT Labs, Turin, Italy; Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Hamburg, Germany; Conversay, Redmond, WA). After obtaining her PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences at The Ohio State University in 2003, she worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, and in the Department of Communication Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. She taught courses in phonetics and phonology, speech science, instrumental measurements of speech and voice, linguistics, research methods and motor speech disorders. Her current research focuses on motor speech disorders and their effects on control of coordination of articulation and prosody, on the link between speech production and perception in children with childhood apraxia of speech, and on affective, cognitive and linguistic factors that impact on the production of normal and disordered prosody.

     Placeholder  Barbara J. Miller, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Clinical Director
    McAllan Hall 115

    Barbara Miller has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist since graduating from the University of Vermont, where she published her thesis on the long-term effects of Lidcombe stuttering therapy. She has extensive outpatient experience with both children and adults in private practice and hospital settings. Additional hospital experience in acute care, Modified Barium swallow studies, and inpatient rehabilitation, where she worked with a wide variety of adults with neurological impairments. At Riverview Medical Center, she researched and implemented the Free Water Protocol to improve the quality of life for these adults. Barbara has been a clinical supervisor for almost ten years.