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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 offers an undergraduate minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). The undergraduate minor in CSD provides undergraduate students with the prerequisite coursework required to apply for graduate study in SLP or Audiology. The M.S.Ed. in SLP is the required clinical degree to become a licensed, certified practitioner of speech-language pathology. Here at Monmouth University, our Center for Speech and Language Disorders provides an in-house clinical experience for first-year M.S.Ed. in SLP students. Second-year M.S.Ed. in SLP 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 our student clinicians in exploring complex populations and provide them with hands-on instruction on how to deliver evidence-based speech, language, hearing, cognitive, and swallowing (deglutition) services. All clinical training is supervised by NJ-licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists.

In addition to undergraduate study and preservice clinical training, many of our students are involved in research with our faculty. Both undergraduate CSD and graduate SLP students have presented their research projects locally at the Monmouth University Student Scholarship Week, regionally at the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, and nationally at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The SLP faculty’s current active research includes studies on fluency, voice disorders, and evidence-based teaching and learning.

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.

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 strive for excellence in educating students. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)’s website provides greater detail on what accreditation requires and means to students and the public. Concerns regarding Monmouth’s accreditation may be referred to the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at SLPinfo@monmouth.edu.

Forms and Documents

All forms and documents for the M.S.Ed. in Speech-Language Pathology program are found on our Forms and Documents page.

Student Alumni Stories

Ella Vardi Zamir in cap and gown. Cap features a drawing of two German shepherds, with a caption reading "It was ruff but we did it. SLP, MS.Ed.

Ella Vardi Zamir (2023)

M.S.Ed, SLP
Medical SLP

“I am so thankful for the SLP program at Monmouth University that prepared me for a career as a medical SLP. The support and education I received from my professors, as well as two competitive clinical externships placements, provided me with a strong foundation and skills I will be utilizing at my CF position in a subacute rehab and SNF facility.”

Danielle Lippiello (2022)

M.S., SLP
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

Kyleigh Trout (2021)

M.S., SLP-CF
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.”

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.”

Nicole Droppa
Joselyn Sanchez

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!”