Academic Programs

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)

The areas of professional practice for speech-language pathologists are rapidly expanding, as are the types of clients they are expected to serve. In less than two years, our master’s program in speech-language pathology maximizes opportunities for broad clinical experience as well as academic instruction. We prepare students to meet all requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) and for New York State licensure.

Designed for full-time study, the master's in SLP program includes 52 credits of coursework, comprising classes in core areas such as phonological disorders, aphasia, and stuttering, as well as in specialized areas such as swallowing, augmentative and alternative communication, and early intervention. The program concludes with a comprehensive examination that is structured similarly to the national Praxis exam. Ithaca College graduates have a long history of performing well on the Praxis exam and enjoy excellent career prospects.

Praxis Exam Pass Rate, Graduate Program Completion Rate, and Graduate Student Employment Rate

Integral to the program are clinical experiences in which you will work directly with clients throughout your program. You'll be well prepared for your final semester, spent in two full-time externships during which you'll experience the rigors and responsibilities of full-time professional work. The department is proud of our outstanding reputation among externship supervisors and employers.

Ithaca College graduates enjoy excellent career prospects. Some of our recent graduates are currently working at:

  • Columbus Speech and Hearing Center, Columbus, Ohio

  • First Step/Heart Share, New York, New York

  • Franziska Racker Centers, Ithaca, New York

  • Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts

  • Mississauga Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario

  • New Medico, Apple Valley, California

  • Kessler Institute, West Orange, New Jersey

  • Jersey City Medical Center, Hoboken, New Jersey

  • Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York

  • St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior, Superior, Wisconsin

We also offer a master of science program in speech-language pathology with teacher certification:
Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification (M.S.) Overview