The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences now offers a graduate program for a Master of Speech-Language Pathology

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Accreditation Information

The Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at Mount St. Joseph University is 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, 800-498- 2071 or 301-296-5700.

Why Speech-Language Pathology?

The Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) program prepares students for a rewarding career as a speech-language pathologist (SLP). SLPs work with individuals and families across the lifespan (newborn through geriatric) to prevent, diagnose, treat, and research speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Demand for speech-language pathologists is predicted to grow 29% through 2030 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020), making the employment outlook very strong. Speech-language pathologists work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, and early intervention programs

Why Choose the Mount? 

Our educational mission-driven MSLP program is committed to providing you the academic and clinical experience to become an outstanding clinician. On-site educational facilities include a skill laboratory and a simulation laboratory to facilitate hands-on experiences working with patients and families. First year clinical experiences embeded our students and faculty into the community; students learn to provide clinical services in real-world settings. These locations include local preschools, elementary schools, adult day service providers, hospitals, and other service providers. Second year clinical externships are generally completed in schools, hospitals, or other healthcare centers.

100% of students are successfully employed, volunteering, or enrolled in graduate studies within six months of graduating
Most of our students choose co-op experiences to augment their training
27% The demand for speech-language pathologists is predicted to grow 27% through 2028


Erin Sizemore

PhD, CCC-SLP Chairperson and Associate Professor