Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science

Carlow’s unique interprofessional curricular design will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to enter into professional practice as a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist working in any clinical environment.

What makes Carlow’s program different?

Carlow’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology is committed to interprofessional collaborative education and was inspired by the view that effective team collaborations improve the quality of clinical service delivery. 

Students will train to prevent, assess, and treat communication and swallowing disorders within a learning environment comprised of faculty, clinical educators, and students from several different professions including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Physician assistant
  • Respiratory care therapy

Students will learn the value of interprofessional collaborative practice in leading high-quality, evidence-based, person centered care across a variety of communication and swallowing disorders.

Credits required:

60 credits

Cost per credit:

$989

Time to degree:

5 semesters

Delivery:

On campus

How will I gain clinical skills?

Carlow’s program is different from other graduate programs in speech-language pathology because of its focus on the development of clinical skills. Beginning in your first semester, each of your core courses will be accompanied by a dedicated skills laboratory to ensure you are able to translate theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom into hands-on practical clinical skills under the mentorship of program faculty. In addition, you will advance your clinical skills through a variety of learning platforms including: 

  • Safe and supportive lifelike simulated case scenarios
  • Access to both on-campus clinic and school based settings
  • Local and out of state outpatient, healthcare, and school based externship settings

Students will use various labs and campus facilities including:

What is the Carlow experience?

Carlow places high value on a teaching-learning climate of compassion, mutual respect, professionalism, and ethical accountability as these elements are fundamental to cultivating a higher level of professional practice. The program is dedicated to providing transformational educational experiences through innovation, close faculty mentorship, diverse learning experiences, and interprofessional collaborations. 

Career Opportunity for Speech-Language Pathologists

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for speech-language pathologists, a job that often requires a master’s degree, is expected to grow 25% over the next 10 years, largely driven by the medical needs of an aging population.

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Accreditation

The Master of Science (MS) education program in Speech-Language Pathology at Carlow University is currently an Applicant for Candidacy 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, +1(800) 498-2071 or +1 (301) 296-5700.

Admission requirements and application process

As of July 15, 2020, Carlow University is accepting applications for review with plans to enroll graduate students for the Fall 2021 semester. We will continue to accept applications for review beyond the February 15, 2021 deadline. However, preference will be given to those that applied by the February 15, 2021 deadline. All applications should be submitted through CSDCAS, a centralized application service endorsed by the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Science and Disorders (CAPCSD). No additional application materials should be sent to the program.

Apply

anytime

Start term:

Fall semester

Faculty

NameEmail
Samantha Dalessio, Program Directorsdalessio@carlow.edu
Blaise Kepple, Administrative Assistantbkepple@carlow.edu
Kelsey Mandakkmandak@carlow.edu
Amanda Truitt-Smithajtruitt-smith@carlow.edu

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