Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology
Monmouth University’s 60-credit master’s in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) offers you a comprehensive curriculum with specific, specialized courses, and delivers a strong focus on evidence-based practice. Students participate in over four hundred hours of clinical practicum experience.
Our cohort model ensures small class sizes, and Monmouth’s Center for Speech and Language Disorders gives you critical hands-on experience diagnosing and treating communication disorders in children and adults under close professional supervision.
The triad approach in our speech pathology graduate program also includes research opportunities, allowing you to immerse yourself in an area of study and make a true impact on the field of SLP. Working closely with faculty, clinical supervisors, professional speech-language pathologists, and allied health professionals, you will emerge from this program with the multifaceted educational and experiential foundation you need for a fulfilling, in-demand career.
This is a summer-start program with continuous enrollment over a two-year period. Courses are taught at the Monmouth University Graduate Center, located two miles from the main campus.
The admission deadline for the Summer 2021 cohort is February 1.
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 program in Speech-Language Pathology at Monmouth University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The Program is accredited by the CAA for five years (2018-2023).
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.