Speech-Language
PathologyMaster of Science

University of New Haven’s M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology provides students with the knowledge and skill to help patients of all ages with communication disorders.

Why Speech-Language Pathology?

Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent communication and swallowing problems in children and adults. Successful speech-language pathologists understand the scientific, social, and clinical aspects of communication and care for patients with disorders of articulation, language development, voice, swallowing, feeding and other issues. Graduates of these programs practice in a wide range of settings including:

  • Schools and other educational settings
  • Acute care hospitals
  • Long-term care and rehabilitation facilities
  • Clinics and doctors offices
  • Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)
  • Skilled nursing facilities
Curriculum

The program consists of didactic and clinical coursework. Students enrolled in this full-time program will be required to attend classes and/or clinical practice during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Students will obtain a minimum of 400 hours of supervised clinical practice during the program. Courses include:

  • Language Development and Disorders in Children
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Progressive and Acquired Cognitive-Communicative Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation
  • Dysphagia
Eligibility

Students must have completed the following prerequisites as an undergraduate: at least 1 semester in biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics – (3 credits each) and at least 2 semesters in social/behavioral sciences - 6 credits.

Recommended Equivalent coursework includes a minimum of one course in each of the following five subjects:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
  • Phonetics
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • Language Acquisition (Course work in Normal Speech and Language Development in Children)
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The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at the University of New Haven 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.

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