MS in Speech Language Pathology
The first choice for anyone considering a career in the field of speech therapy
Please Note: The application deadline for Fall 2021 semester is May 15th.
The Katz School in Science and Health Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology is the first choice for anyone considering a career in the field of speech therapy. This 66-credit graduate degree takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating speech, language, and communication cases. Through our hands-on curriculum, you will engage in clinical fieldwork and practical hands-on experience under the guidance of faculty, supervisors, and mentors.
Successful completion of the program prepares you to meet the academic and clinical requirements to apply for certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and state licensure.
Graduate of this unique program enjoy a long list of career choices including assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) mandates applicants have taken both general and speech-related prerequisite coursework.
The general requirement includes at least one course in each of the following areas with a final grade of a B or better:
- Biology – 3 credits
- Physical Science: Chemistry or Physics – 3 credits
- Statistics – 3 credits
- Social/Behavioral Science- 3 credits
In addition, there are five speech-related prerequisite courses:
- Intro to SLP – 3 credits
- Phonetics – 3 credits
- Audiology – 3 credits
- Speech Science – 3 credits
Students must also complete and provide proof of completion of 25 observation hours signed by a licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist.
The Sara Schenirer BA in Psychology with SLP prerequisites is tailored to help you meet all the prerequisite requirements. Information on that program can be found on our website.
- 66 credits, 5 semesters to completion
- Entire program offered online in a hybrid format
- Outstanding personalized student support and fieldwork placement and mentoring
- Prerequisite courses offered through Sara Schenirer-Katz School
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Eligible students can receive financial aid.
At the graduate level, the only aid available is in the form of loans which can cover the full cost of the degree. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Katz School’s FAFSA school code is 002903. Be sure to complete the correct year’s application.
Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages, the number of patients with health conditions that can cause speech or language impairments, such as strokes or dementia, will continue to rise. This makes speech-language pathology an important—and stable—career path with a long future.
Why It Works
- Excellent job outlook
- Flexible working hours
- Above average salary levels
- Satisfying and meaningful occupation
- Job environment suitable for frum women