Master of Science In Speech-Language

University of New Haven’s M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology provides students with the knowledge and skill to help patients of all ages with communication disorders.

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Why Speech-Language Pathology?

Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent communication and swallowing problems in children and adults. Successful speech-language pathologists understand the scientific, social, and clinical aspects of communication and care for patients with articulation, language development, voice, swallowing, feeding, communication, cognitive and acquired language disorders. Graduates of these programs practice in a wide range of settings including:

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Long-term care and rehabilitation facilities
  • Private practices
  • Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Schools

Please note: Students who would like to work in schools must:

Meet testing requirements as delineated by the guidelines for teacher education programs (see waiver requirements here). Students are also required to complete a course in child or adolescent psychology, and a course in teaching students with exceptionalities. A list of approved courses can be found on the CSDE website.

Two additional courses are offered as part of the Speech-Language Pathology Program:

  • SLPA 6620: School-Age Language Disorders
  • SLPA 6901: Assessment and Intervention for Reading and Writing

The 5-semester, 63 credit, full time program consists of didactic and clinical coursework. Students must begin this full-time program in the Fall semester and will be required to attend classes and/or clinical practice during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Students will obtain a minimum of 400 hours of supervised clinical practice during the program. Courses include:

  • Language Development and Disorders in Children
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Progressive and Acquired Cognitive-Communicative Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation
  • Dysphagia

Students must have completed the following prerequisites as an undergraduate: at least 1 semester in biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics – (3 credits each) and at least 2 semesters in social/behavioral sciences - 6 credits.

Recommended Equivalent coursework includes a minimum of one course in each of the following subjects:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech & Hearing Mechanisms
  • Phonetics
  • Speech Science
  • Audiology & Hearing Sciences
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • Language Acquisition (Course work in Normal Speech and Language Development in Children)
Admission Requirements
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Personal Interview
  • 25 hours of observation of clinical practice by an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist
  • Praxis score. The following scores are required; Core Academic Skills for Educators:
    • Reading (Test #5713) Passing Score = 156
    • Writing (Test #5723) Passing Score = 162
    • Mathematics (Test #5733) Passing Score = 150
    • More information about taking the test(s), can be found here.
    • If you have taken the SAT, GRE, ACT- you may be able to waive the Praxis Core. See required scores below:
                            Praxis Core

Minimum TOEFL iBT score of 100 from non-English speaking countries

Clinical Placements:

Students will complete four clinical rotations during their time in the program. Students are expected to meet 400 hours of clinical contact time. The observation hours count toward the 400-hour total. Students will complete one full-time placement (6 credits) in a public-school setting and are expected to meet a minimum of 200 hours of clinical contact time during this placement.

  • Student Completion Rates

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    Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Test-Takers

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    Employment Rate in the Profession

    Reporting Period Number of Graduates Currently Employed in the Profession Percentage of Graduates Currently Employed in the Profession
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The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at the University of New Haven is a Candidate for Accreditation 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a "preaccreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

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Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Speech-Language Pathology, M.S.

The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree, check out the catalog:

Speech-Language Pathology, M.S.

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