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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. Monmouth University’s required prerequisite courses can be found on Web Advisor under Educational Leadership and include:

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

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

  • Statistics
  • Physical Sciences (chemistry or physics)
  • Biological Sciences (biology, anatomy, physiology, ecology, genetics, or nutrition)
  • Behavioral/Social Sciences (psychology, sociology, or anthropology)

For more information about this coursework, visit asha.org.

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 Summer 2019 is February 1, 2019. Applications must be verified by CSDCAS and received by Monmouth University by February 1; verification typically takes one month.

How long does it take to complete the program?

7 semesters including two summers

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’s program in Speech-Language Pathology at Monmouth University is a Candidate for Accreditation 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. Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

When do you anticipate full accreditation status?

2019

When did you graduate your first cohort?

May of 2016

What is your Praxis Pass rate?

100%

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.