School of Communication Disorders and Deafness

B.A. Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

The Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences program in the School of Communication Disorders and Deafness provides pre-professional preparation for entrance into a graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology.

The program has been designed to provide students with a cohesive course sequence in the areas of basic science, social and behavioral sciences, general education, humanities and communication sciences and disorders. The course work in gerontology, psychology, linguistics and basic sciences will provide students with a strong background beneficial for pursuing careers in speech-language pathology, audiology, psychology, social work, general or special education, and allied health.


Masters of Arts program: Speech-Language Pathology

Program Description

This advanced study program is designed to prepare students for professional positions as Speech-Language Pathologists in hospitals, institutional, and school settings. They will be able to identify, assess and enhance the communicative skills of individuals with a variety of communication disorders in a variety of settings. These disorders include articulation, language, voice, fluency, cognition and swallowing. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and meets the academic and practicum requirements of the New Jersey Licensing Board in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiologist as well as Speech-Language Specialist certification issued by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Students holding degrees in disciplines other than Speech Pathology may apply to the program and, if admitted, will be required to successfully complete prescribed undergraduate coursework before becoming fully matriculated in the Master’s Program: Introduction to Communication Disorders; Phonetics; Anatomy & Physiology of the Ear & Speech Mechanism; Language Development; Disorders of Speech Production & Voices; Audiology; Speech Science., and Neuroscience.

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Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology Program

Program Description

The Speech-Language Pathology Pre-Professional Program is housed in the School of Communication Disorders and Deafness. The purpose of the program is to provide foundational preparation for students who have an academic and/or professional background in a field other than speech-language-hearing sciences and disorders who intend to apply for entrance into a graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology.

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