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Now accepting applications for Fall 2025!

The Saint Elizabeth University’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SEU MS-SLP) is a comprehensive and innovative quality program that is designed to prepare graduate students for an exciting career as a speech-language pathologist. Students will gain the knowledge and skills in the prevention, assessment, and treatment in all aspects of human communication and swallowing disorders. Graduates of the program will be eligible to begin their clinical fellowship experience and qualify for a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), state licensure, and teaching certification.

M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology Program Summary

The Saint Elizabeth University’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology is a 60-credit, 2-year (5 semesters) graduate program that is offered as a hybrid format with academic courses offered online and clinical courses offered in-person. With this format, students can gain personalized clinical training during year one while they acquire the foundational knowledge and clinical skills needed before embarking on more advanced clinical externships during year two. Then during their second year of study, with fewer academic courses online, they can participate fully in their clinical externships 4-5 days per week.

Students will engage in clinical practice for each semester throughout their program and graduate with 25 hours of clinical observations and at least 375 hours of direct supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings including schools, early intervention programs, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and private practices.

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Why choose SEU’s Speech-Language Pathology program?

  • Located one hour from New York City and 90 minutes from Philadelphia, our speech-language pathology graduate students work with some of the most reputable educational programs and health care facilities in the region.
  • SLP graduate students have access to experienced faculty and clinical instructors, many of whom are bilingual service providers.
  • First year clinical rotations provide solid foundational knowledge and clinical skills as students rotate through treatment, diagnostic, and hearing screenings clinics prior to entering fieldwork.
  • Our hybrid format allows students flexibility in completing academic courses online, convenient 1-day clinical rotations during their first year, immersive summer clinicals on campus and abroad, and fieldwork in locations throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Accreditation Information

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology {residential, distance education} at St. Elizabeth University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) 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.

Mission Statement

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at Saint Elizabeth University is committed to providing students from diverse background with an educational experience that produces competent speech-language pathologists who are critical thinkers and educated consumers of research. The program prepares its graduate students for productive careers in speech-language pathology and as advocates for, and participants in, service to their communities and life-long learning. As an entry-level professional program, the speech-language pathology curriculum reflects a commitment to the complementary relationship between liberal arts and professional studies that enables graduates to adapt to constantly evolving societal and professional needs that includes distance/digital education. The Speech and Language Pathology Program is committed to the provision of affordable, quality professional education that expresses the values of leadership, social responsibility, integrity, and excellence in teaching and learning.

Diversity Statement

The Saint Elizabeth University Masters in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) Program is committed to building the visibility and representation of the profession to reflect the members of the communities that we serve.

Our program is an extension of Saint Elizabeth University's mission to be a community that seeks to create safe spaces for all students regardless of sex, race, creed, color, age, religion, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national origin.

The SEU MS-SLP Program commits itself to the representation of all people by fostering a holistic admissions process that supports equity and equality to all applicants.

Our graduates will promote the dignity and diversity of all patients, in the spirit of service, social justice, and leadership to the community and the Speech-Language Pathology profession.