Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology
Monmouth University’s 60-credit Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) is both a NJ professional SLP licensure and NJ Department of Education Endorsement as Speech and Language Specialist (SLS)-qualifying program. The program’s faculty and staff believe that every person deserves to be treated by competent, compassionate, and creative clinicians who embody a deep appreciation for communication. This motivation colors all parts of the educational experience. We offer students a comprehensive curriculum with specialized courses built on a strong foundation of evidence-based practice.
Our cohort model ensures small class sizes and Monmouth’s Center for Speech and Language Disorders gives students critical hands-on experience diagnosing and managing communication disorders in children and adults over two semesters onsite, beginning early in the curriculum, and with direct, facilitative supervision. Students receive a high level of professional supervision during onsite training to ready them for placements with a faster pace of practice in field sites across a range of clinical settings in the community. Students participate in over four hundred hours of clinical practicum experience.
The program also includes research opportunities, allowing students to immerse themselves in an area of special interest. Working closely with faculty, clinical supervisors, professional speech-language pathologists, and allied health professionals, students emerge from our program with the multifaceted educational and experiential foundation needed for a career practiced with competence, compassion and clinical creativity.
This is a summer-start, 6-semester program with continuous enrollment over a two-year period. On-time completion requires Summer I, Fall I, Spring I, Summer II, Fall II, and Spring II. Courses are taught at the Monmouth University Graduate Center, located two miles from the main campus.
The admission deadline for the Summer cohort is February 1 each year.
Extensive Clinical Experience
One of the most unique and valuable components of Monmouth’s Speech-Language Pathology graduate program is the university’s Center for Speech and Language Disorders, an on-campus community clinic where rehabilitation services are provided by our graduate students. Here, Katie Taylor, Class of 2017, is being supervised in the Center for Speech and Language Disorders during a child language session.
Focus on Technology to Advance SLP
Dr. Erik X. Raj regularly presents interactive workshops demonstrating how school-based speech-language pathologists can use technology to motivate and teach students on their caseload. In addition to developing numerous top-ranking educational iPad apps for children with communication difficulties, Dr. Raj has directed the instructional DVD component to the award-winning speech-language pathology book titled ‘Your Voice is Your Business’ by Plural Publishing.
Comprehensive Learning Throughout Program
The ideal way to learn is coupling classroom instruction with real-world opportunities, practicing your profession as you learn. Monmouth’s master’s degree in SLP offers such opportunities through the Center for Speech and Language Disorders, a busy community clinic that provides a range of treatment and rehabilitation services to the community. You will work under the direct supervision of a NJ licensed speech-language pathologist who is certified by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Students also enjoy the advantage of Monmouth’s numerous relationships with schools and hospitals, giving you access to experiential learning opportunities at a range of healthcare, hospital and outpatient organizations. Such relationships help with internship placement and provide important opportunities to put your classroom learning into practice under the supervision of a skilled and experienced practitioner.
Center for Speech and Language Disorders
Monmouth University’s Center for Speech & Language Disorders is providing rehabilitation services to the neighboring community. Therapy is provided weekly throughout the semester by a Monmouth University graduate speech-language pathology student clinician under the direct supervision of a NJ licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who is certified by ASHA (the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association).
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 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.
Clinical Experience Opportunity
One of the core benefits of the program is that students participate in two clinical on-campus practicum experiences at Monmouth University’s Center for Speech and Language Disorders.