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SLP Program Curriculum

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 are accepted for summer admission and begin a strict sequence of study in the summer. The time to completion for full-time students is 24 months, starting in the summer and ending in the spring.


Monmouth’s Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology:

  • Follows a full-time, cohort model
  • Includes 2 semesters (6 credits) of Clinical Practicum
  • Includes 2 semesters (6 credits) of External Clinical Practicum at local facilities
  • Includes 1 semester (3 credits) of Diagnostic Practicum
  • Includes course work in speech and sound 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 professional issues in the field of SLP.

Prior to Admission:

Students with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Sciences and Disorders complete 18 credits of prerequisite speech-language pathology course work. Comparable courses taken at another institution with a grade of C or better may be accepted. Monmouth University’s required speech-language pathology prerequisite courses include:

  • SLP 210 Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • SLP 211 Introduction to Phonetics
  • SLP 212 Introduction to Language Development
  • SLP 214 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • SLP 215 Speech and Hearing Science
  • SLP 216 Introduction to Audiology

Students interested in taking any of these prerequisite courses at Monmouth University can contact Graduate Admissions at 732-571-3452. An admission counselor will assist students with the application and course registration process.

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 rehabilitation centers, private practices, early intervention programs, home care, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities.

Clinical Experience Opportunity

One of the core benefits of the program is that students participate in over 400 hours of clinical practicum experience at Monmouth University’s Center for Speech and Language Disorders, an on-campus community clinic.