Thrive in our tailored learning environment and graduate job ready.

Ithaca’s speech-language pathology (SLP) graduate program is part of a 100-year legacy of educating and equipping expert, caring, and experienced speech-language pathologists. You’ll study under dedicated, professional faculty in small class sizes with high exam pass rates. We also offer a fully online, part-time degree option.
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One Field. Two Ways to Study.
Choose the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, or the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification.

Earn a Graduate Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from IC

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to apply for speech-language pathology licensure and positions throughout the United States.

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Program Highlights

At Ithaca, you’ll develop your expertise alongside a tight-knit cohort of fellow learners. In small groups and individually, you’ll receive tailored instruction and personal attention from the seasoned experts who dedicate their time and knowledge as faculty in the SLP program. Those same faculty can be your mentors in a graduate assistantship or your co-collaborators in research for your elective courses and extracurricular scholarship.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities
You’ll learn and research in leading-edge facilities, including six therapy rooms with adjoining observation rooms, a digitally-equipped diagnostic room, the assistive technology and alternative communication lab, a preparatory workroom, an audiology sound suite with adjoining control room, and the extensive diagnostic and treatment resources available in the materials room.

Online modality degree option. For those seeking fully online study for their master's degree, our newest offering is a fully online, part-time M.S. in SLP. Note that for those applicants who don't have a background in communication disorders, our online online degree option also offers the opportunity to complete the prerequisite courses while enrolled in the program.    For more information, please see details here: Online Masters in Speech-Language Pathology, Ithaca College

Certification, Licensure, and Pass Rates
Once you’ve completed your clinical fellowship, you’ll become eligible to apply for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) and licensure as a speech-language pathologist in New York State. Our on-campus experts can help you navigate the licensure process in other jurisdictions.

Perhaps most relevant to your long-term goals, you’ll seize the mantle of Ithaca’s SLP graduates: we boast Praxis examination pass rates of 93–100% and a high rate of employment in SLP professions within one year of graduation.

Two Degrees to Match Your Career Goals

Speech-language pathologists work in a variety of settings, many of which require specific skills and certifications. Ithaca’s SLP graduate program—including the two externships you’ll complete in real clinical settings—provides a broad foundation in clinical speech-language pathology roles. If you plan to work in education environments or with children, the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification equips you with additional skills and therapeutic approaches in educational settings.


Choose from a variety of clinical settings and geographic locations to complete two full-time clinical placements.

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College of Saint Rose Students

We offer a streamlined transition process for Saint Rose students applying to the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology.

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The Master’s of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Ithaca College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Our current accreditation period extends through January 31, 2027. 

A copy of our Department's vision, mission, and strategic plan is available for review.

Career Outlook

As a speech-language pathologist, you’ll enter a rewarding career helping people communicate and thrive in their homes, schools, and workplaces. You’ll also enter a high-demand profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for speech-language pathologists are projected to grow by 21% over the next 10 years—more than four times the average rate across all careers! With high demand comes a lucrative salary market: the median pay for speech-language pathologists in 2021 was just over $79,000.

Interested in Learning More About the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology?

If you would like more information on applying to the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program or if you would like to be notified when graduate applications open this fall, please complete our graduate interest form

Contact Us

For more information and/or to schedule a virtual meeting, please contact:


Dr. Carly Jo Hosbach-Cannon, Associate Professor & In-Person Graduate Chair
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Ithaca College • 953 Danby Road • Ithaca, NY 14850


Dr. Lauren Wright-Jones, Clinical Assistant Professor & Online Graduate Chair