Department Information

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College is to:

  1. Educate undergraduate students and graduate students seeking a communication disorders program that is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Pathology and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education;
  2. Prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and prepare graduate students for entry into the profession of speech-language pathology by providing academic, clinical, and research experiences that foster critical thinking, professionalism, and independence;
  3. Provide a firm theoretical, evidence-based foundation with opportunities for application to clinical practice in order to develop competent, confident, and contributing professionals qualified for certification by the appropriate professional groups;
  4. Provide the highest quality professional service to the individuals in our community who have communication and hearing disorders and differences.
  5. Encourage opportunities to advance knowledge relevant to the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology, disseminate this knowledge within the professional community, and advance the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.

Strategic Plan

Click here to download the SLPA department's Strategic Plan.

Interested parties may comment on the strategic plan by emailing Jana Waller at When sending a comment please include your name and affiliation with the department.


Accreditation Status

The master’s of science (MS) program in speech-language pathology at Ithaca College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) 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 2019.

Non-Discrimination and ADA Compliance

The SLPA Department adheres to the Ithaca College regulations in the areas of non-discrimination and ADA compliance. The following information may be found on the Ithaca College website at

It is the policy of Ithaca College to offer equal opportunity in all matters in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Article 15 of the Executive Law of New York State (the Human Rights Law), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other related federal, state and local legislation, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

The College recruits, hires, and promotes on the basis of individual qualifications and performance. It is the policy of Ithaca College that discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, marital status, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or military status will not exist in any activity, area, or operation of the College.