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.
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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.

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.

Learn More


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.

Apply Today!

The application cycle for Fall 2023 entry closes soon! Information on applying for your master's degree in speech-language pathology and how to complete your application is available here. You must apply via the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To learn more about CSDCAS, please visit CSDCAS Help

The application deadline is February 1 for graduate assistantship consideration and March 1 for regular admission. 

Contact Us

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

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