2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech Language Pathology, MS

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Linda Milosky, Ph.D.
621 Skytop Road, Suite 1200


Karen Doherty, Mary Louise Edwards, Soren Lowell, Linda Milosky, Joseph Pellegrino, Kathy R. Vander Werff, plus adjunct instructors for specialty areas including: Bonnie Hulslander, Eileen Marrinan, Emeritus Professor, Raymond Colton

Clinical Staff:

Megan Leece, Anita Lightburn, Carrie Tamayo, Ramani Voleti, Ann Libera, Megan Bergett

The clinical graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology at Syracuse University are nationally ranked, accredited programs with a long history of excellence. While pursuing a speech-language pathology or audiology degree, students have the opportunity to work with researchers in state-of-the-art laboratories and to learn from master clinicians in the areas of speech, language, and hearing. In addition, the location of the University provides students opportunities to gain clinical experience in diagnosis and treatment with a wide variety of clinical populations.

Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology

The M.S. program in speech-language pathology provides both substantive knowledge and practical experience through a carefully selected sequence of academic study, clinical practice, and research training. Students are prepared for a professional career in diagnosis and management of individuals with speech and language disorders. The typical master’s degree program for a student with a background in communication disorders ranges from 42 to 51 credits and requires a minimum of four semesters and one summer. Students with undergraduate majors other than communication disorders need additional coursework. During the final semester, all students must pass a comprehensive examination or complete a master’s thesis.

Completion of the master’s program provides students with the academic and practicum qualifications for the certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for New York State licensure in speech-language pathology. Graduates may also fulfill the requirements for New York State teacher certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.

Clinical Practice:

Students in speech-language pathology participate in a wide range of diagnostic and therapy experiences under the direct supervision of faculty and clinical staff. After obtaining at least 50 hours of on-campus clinical practicum in the department’s Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, students also complete two off-site clinical experiences. These externship placements provide students with experience working in the field under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist. Placements include public schools, preschool programs, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, private clinics, and special education programs.


The master of science program in speech language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

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