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SLP Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program – FAQ

SLP Program FAQ

Where are you located?

Monmouth University Graduate Center
Monmouth Park Corporate Center
185 State Highway 36
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Building C

How many credits is the graduate program?

60 credits

What prerequisite courses do I need to apply?

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

  • SLP-201-01 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • SLP-202-01 Introduction to Language Development
  • SLP-301-01 Introduction to Phonetics
  • SLP-302-01 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • SLP-401-01 Speech and Hearing Science
  • SLP-402-01 Introduction to Audiology

As required by Standard IV-A of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, students must also earn a ā€œCā€ or better in courses within the following content areas prior to admission to the program:

  • A stand-alone course in Statistics (Applied statistics is acceptable. May not be from speech-language pathology or audiology department.)
  • Physics or Chemistry (Courses without a clear focus on Chemistry or Physics are not acceptable. May not be from speech-language pathology or audiology department.)
  • Biological Sciences (biology, anatomy, physiology, ecology, genetics, or nutrition. Plant biology is not acceptable.)
  • Behavioral/Social Sciences (psychology, sociology, or anthropology)

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What is the application deadline?

Admission is granted one time per year. Full-time students will be accepted for summer admission and will begin a strict sequence of study in the summer. The admission deadline for each Summer the preceding 1st of February each year. Applications must be verified by CSDCAS and received by Monmouth University by February 1 each year; verification typically takes one month.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The program is a 6-semester program that begins in summer (July). Completion requires Summer I, Fall I, Spring I, Summer II, Fall II, and Spring II.

Do you offer a part time program?

No, the program follows a full time cohort model.

When does the program start?

Each summer a new cohort is admitted. Courses typically begin in early July.

Is your graduate program accredited?

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.

When did you graduate your first cohort?

May of 2016

What is your Praxis Pass rate?


How many full time faculty members are in the program?

We currently have five Ph.D. faculty members as well as a Director of the Center for Speech and Language Disorders.

Do you have an onsite clinic?

Yes, The Center for Speech and Language Disorders is located in the Graduate Center. Students receive hands-on clinical training as they serve community members who have communication disorders. Students are under the supervision of licensed clinicians who are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

What type of externships are offered?

We offer a variety of externship opportunities in public school districts, specialized schools, acute care and long term care facilities as well as rehabilitation centers.