One Field. Two Ways to Study.
Since 1965, Ithaca College has been educating graduate students in the field of speech-language pathology and audiology, bringing all of its resources and facilities to bear on their success. Today the department offers two programs leading to the master of science degree:
• Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)
• Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification (M.S.)
Both programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and are registered with the New York State Education Department. Students typically choose to major in speech-language pathology (SLP) when they already possess the initial teaching credential in the area of speech-language pathology with Teacher Certification, plan to work outside of New York State, or plan to work only with adults in medical settings. The SLP with Teacher Certification degree is more inclusive. Students who major in SLP with Teacher Certification are eligible to work as a speech-language pathologist in medical settings and also in schools or other educational environments; students who major in SLP are qualified to work as a speech-language pathologist in medical settings.
Graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience with clients. The Sir Alexander Ewing-Ithaca College Speech and Hearing Clinic, which enjoys excellent standing in the community, offers on-campus clinical placements for graduate students. And the department’s extensive network of off-campus clinical affiliates assures access to comprehensive experience in a variety of settings, making students exceptionally well prepared for professional practice upon graduation.
Active, Dedicated Faculty
Most importantly, members of the school’s faculty are actively involved in their profession and in scholarship -- and they take teaching seriously. The department admits approximately 25 full-time graduate students each academic year, which gives students a tailored learning environment for individual instruction and personal attention.