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Department of Speech-Language Pathology

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Preparing the next generation of Speech Language Pathologists through research and clinical experience

About the Department

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) is distinguished by its clinical training component. The Monmouth University Center for Speech and Language Disorders provides an in house clinical experience for first year SLP students, who are supervised by licensed speech-language pathologists. Second year students are engaged in externships with community partners, including public schools, clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, special schools, and private practices. These community- based experiences assist the novice clinician in exploring complex populations and provides them with hands on instruction in how to deliver evidence based speech-language and cognitive treatments.

Speech-Language Pathology places a great deal of emphasis on involving students in research. SLP students have presented their research projects locally at the Monmouth University Student Scholarship week and nationally at the National Convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Current faculty research includes studies on fluency, peer learning mechanisms, and eye-tracking in persons with Rett syndrome.

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

The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Monmouth University is accredited 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 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Student Alumni Stories

Danielle Lippiello (2022)

Speech Start LLC

“I just started working at Speech Start LLC in both their Hazlet and Rumson Locations. I get to treat pediatric clients in both the school and private practice setting, two settings I love working in! I absolutely love the staff and clients and excited to grow as a Speech-Language Pathologist!”

Kyleigh Trout (2021)

Inspira Rehab Care in Vineland, NJ

“I’m currently working for Inspira Rehab Care at their Vineland Outpatient Center. I’m loving it so far and just finished my 12th week! I get to treat pediatrics and adults so it’s the best of both worlds.”

Kyleigh Trout
Nicole Droppa

Nicole Droppa (2021)

Speech-Language Pathologist
Bordentown Regional School District

“I am working in Bordentown Regional School District at the middle and high school as an SLP.”

Joselyn Sanchez (2021)

Speech-Language Specialist
Melvin H. Kreps Middle School in East Windsor, NJ

“Thank you to all of the professors at the Speech-Language Pathology department for all your educational knowledge and dedication during my time at Monmouth University. I am excited to continue growing as a speech-language pathologist!”

Joselyn Sanchez