Speech-Language Pathology

DEGREE OFFERED 

M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Summer:  January 15
Fall:         February 15
Spring:     No Spring Admission

NOTE: Applicants may only submit one application per year.  We are not able to review an application for both the Summer and Fall entry terms during a given academic year

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This advanced study program is designed to prepare students for professional positions as Speech-Language Pathologists in hospitals, institutional, and school settings. They will be able to identify, assess and enhance the communicative skills of individuals with a variety of communication disorders in a variety of settings. These disorders include articulation, language, voice, fluency, cognition and swallowing. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and meets the academic and practicum requirements of the New Jersey Licensing Board in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiologist as well as Speech-Language Specialist certification issued by the New Jersey Department of Education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
    • Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Recommended GPA of 3.5 or higher for SLP coursework (undergraduate or pre-professional)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) test scores taken within 5 years of the time of application
    • CSDCAS Institution Code 2436
  • Video Personal Statement
  • Departmental interview for invited applicants
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • At least one must be from an individual who can comment on academic performance
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Completed CSDCAS application
  • Completed Kean University Supplemental Application
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports
  • Evidence of satisfactory completiong of either
    • an undergraduate program in Communication Science and Disorders (major or minor)
      OR
    • all prerequisite coursework prior to matriculation

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK

Candidates seeking consideration for acceptance into the Masters in Speech-Language Pathology must either complete an undergraduate program (major or minor) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or complete the following prerequisite coursework before matriculation. Applicants who have not completed the prerequisite coursework may apply for admittance to our SLP Pre-Professional Program. Once these courses have been satisfactorily completed, applicants may then apply to the SLP Master’s Program.

o    Speech, Language and Communication Disorders
o    Phonetics
o    Anatomy & Physiology of the Ear & Speech Mechanism
o    Speech and Language Development
o    Basic Audiology
o    Speech and Hearing Science
o    Neuroscience of Speech and Hearing*

* Students who have not completed a course in Neuroscience of Speech and Hearing may still apply for the program, and if accepted will be required to complete an additional learning module during one of their first semester graduate courses.

Students who are offered admission may request a deferral for one academic year.  Applicants may not defer from summer to fall.

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Complete the Supplemental Application

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 57 credits
  • Six credits of research in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Minimum of 400 supervised clinical hours
  • Praxis Exam in New Jersey Certification as a Speech/Language Specialist
  • Comprehensive examination

REQUIRED COURSES – 45 CREDITS

CDD 5202

Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology

3 credits

CDD 5227

Advanced Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology I

3 credits

CDD 5228

Advanced Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology II

3 credits

CDD 5229

Disorders of Phonology and Articulation

3 credits

CDD 5231

Aphasia and Other Neurological Disorders of Speech and Language

3 credits

CDD 5235

Language Disorders in Children

3 credits

CDD 5236

Speech-Language Pathology in the School Setting

3 credits

CDD 5237

Contemporary Issues in Speech-Language Pathology

1.5 credits

CDD 5240

Disorders of Fluency

3 credits

CDD 5262

Disorders of Voice

3 credits

CDD 5264

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

1.5 credits

CDD 5268

Assessment Procedures for Speech-Language Pathology

3 credits

CDD 5269

Dysphagia

3 credits

CDD 5270

Advanced Diagnostics in Speech-Language Pathology

3 credits

 

SPECIALIZATION COURSES – 12 CREDITS

CDD 5204

Accent Modification

1.5 credits

CDD 5205

Speech-Language Pathology in a Healthcare Setting

1.5 credits

CDD 5226

Communication in Infancy/Early Intervention

1.5 credits

CDD 5230

Craniofacial Disorders and Syndromes

1.5 credits

CDD 5233

Cognitive-Linguistic Impairments in Traumatic Brain Injury

1.5 credits

CDD 5238

Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults

1.5 credits

CDD 5242

Speech, Language and Auditory Assessment/Habilitation in Children with Hearing Loss

1.5 credits

CDD 5243

Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology

1.5 credits

CDD 5245

Signing I

1.5 credits

CDD 5246

Signing II

1.5 credits

CDD 5250

Special Topics in Speech-Language Pathology

1.5 credits

CDD 5251 ABA for the Speech-Language Pathologist 1.5 credits
CDD 5252 The Language Underpinnings of Literacy 1.5 credits
CDD 5253 Advanced Dysphagia: Assessment and Intervention 1.5 credits
CDD 5254 Communication Disorders in Emerging Bilingual Children 1.5 credits
CDD 5255 Social Communication Pragmatics and Social Skills in ASD 1.5 credits

CDD 5261

Laryngectomy Rehabilitation

1.5 credits

CDD 5263

Assessment and Management of Auditory Processing Dysfunctions`

1.5 credits

CDD 5265

Pediatric Dysphagia

1.5 credits

CDD 5266

Communication Impairment in Autism Spectrum Disorders

1.5 credits

CDD 5267

Professional Writing in Speech-Language Pathology

1.5 credits

CDD 5271 Practical Audiology 1.5 credits
CDD 5273 Communication Disorders in Aging 1.5 credits

TOTAL OF 57 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

gradadmissions@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program Co-coordinators

DR. JOANNE CASCIA & DR. SUSAN MANDEL
East Campus- EC 104J
T. 908.737.5822
gradcoordinatorcdd@kean.edu
 

 

 

Updated  11/13/17