One Field. Two Ways to Study.

Work with expert professors to deepen your knowledge in the field you’re passionate about. Collaborate in teams with other motivated students. Spend time in our clinics and off-site field placements sharpening your practice skills.

Since 1921, Ithaca College has been educating 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 graduate programs leading to the Master of Science degree:

• Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)
• Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification (M.S.)

Our 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 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 educational environments; students who major in SLP are qualified to work as a speech-language pathologist in medical settings.

Program Strengths

  • Selective student body
  • Profession-oriented electives
  • 99-100% national exam pass rate
  • Excellent job placement
  • Real client interaction
  • Competitive assistantships

Active, Dedicated Faculty

Most importantly, members of the department'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.

Take a Tour

Are you interested in learning more about our graduate programs? Have your questions answered and take a tour of our clinic. Prospective students may register to take a  tour on Friday afternoons or by appointment. To register for a tour, please contact us via email at!

Contact Us

Mary Pitti, M.S., CCC-SLP
Graduate Chair and Clinic Director
301 Smiddy Hall
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Fax: (607) 274-1137

(607) 274-1765