The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences currently offers an undergraduate major in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (Pre-Speech-Language Pathology and Pre-Audiology). Eligible students also have the opportunity to complete a 3+2 program with the developing Master of Speech-Language Pathology.

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The Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) 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.

SLHS Programs at the Mount

  Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS)

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences currently offers an undergraduate major in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. This mission-driven program is grounded in the liberal arts and includes opportunities for personal and professional development. Students complete academic courses that focus on human communication, as well as the sciences that supports these processes.

 

Additional information on the undergraduate program can be found here: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

  Speech Language Pathology SLP 3+2

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences also offers a unqiue Speech Language Pathology SLP 3+2 program that combines three years of undergraduate courses and two years of graduate courses to help students obtain their masters in Speech Language Pathology in five years.

 

Additional information on this program can be found here: Speech Language Pathology SLP 3+2

  Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP)

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.

All additional information about the developing program should be considered preliminary as the program is still in the process of seeking candidacy and changes may be recommended for the program (e.g. admission requirements, curriculum).

Additional information on the graduate program can be found here: Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP)

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is blended with the Mount’s broad liberal arts foundation to prepare students for a variety of careers. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for graduate studies in speech-language pathology or audiology, as well as careers working with children and adults.

A master’s degree is the entry-level degree for professional clinical practice in speech-language pathology and a clinical doctorate is required for audiology. The program incorporates service learning and guided clinical opportunities where students can gain the skills and experiences needed for admission and success in graduate studies.

The curriculum integrates a sequence of interdisciplinary courses designed to provide a thorough understanding of typical human communication processes in both children and adults. This includes speech, language, and hearing development, anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, the relationship between language and reading, and clinical observations.

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
29% The demand for speech-language pathologists is predicted to grow 29% through 2030

Employment

Demand for speech-language pathologists is predicted to grow 29% through 2030 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022), 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. Employment for audiologists is expected to grow 16% as more adult age and the population ages and their hearing is affected (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022). Audiologists work in hospitals, private practices, schools, and industry.

Potential Careers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for speech-language pathologists is expected to increase 21 percent by 2024. Professionals in the field of communication disorders work in a variety of settings and industries, including medicine, education, and research.

Other Potential Careers

In addition to speech-language pathology and audiology, this major also offers a strong foundation for careers in fields such as:

• Child development
• Special education
• Early intervention
• School counseling
• Education material development and promotion
• Other health related professions

Depending on the state, graduates with a bachelor’s degree can apply for licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant (SLP-A). This license allows them to work under the direction of a certified, master’s level speech-language pathologist in a variety of education and health-related settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, clinics, and in private practice.

Faculty

Erin Sizemore

PhD, CCC-SLP Chairperson and Associate Professor

Erin Sizemore
Chairperson and Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences
erin.sizemore@msj.edu

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