Beginning in Fall 2024, Ithaca College will launch an online modality for its Master of Science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology. The culmination of over three years of planning, the fully remote, virtual learning model aims to increase access to higher education for the next generation of speech-language pathologists.
Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance is home to one of the oldest SLP programs in the country, with the department celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2021. While speech-language pathology is a growing field with promising job prospects, many people are not aware of the career’s potential when they start their undergraduate degree. Interim Dean Christina Moylan says she hopes Ithaca College can help solve that problem.
“There are many career changers or individuals who are unable to leave the workforce to pursue full-time study, and this new option provides another pathway for individuals to pursue a profession as a speech-language pathologist,” said Moylan. “Given the lack of sufficient speech-language pathologists in many areas of our country, we are pleased to be part of the solution in helping to address shortages within our healthcare workforce.”