Speech-Language Pathology

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
2 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Entry Term
Fall

The new Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program is a two-year, 60-credit, program designed to provide diverse academic and clinical experiences in communication sciences and disorders to ensure that graduates have the competencies to excel as independent clinicians and as members of collaborative clinical teams. It is offered within the Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences, which also includes graduate programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.

Program Highlights

The MS-SLP graduate program offers the following:

  • An academic and clinical program with an interprofessional focus in the context rehabilitation sciences
  • The large Jefferson network of hospital and medical sites, early intervention settings, schools and community programs that serve clients with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan.
  • An on-campus Clinical Skills & Simulation Center that uses simulation experiences to enhance clinical skills
  • Opportunities for advanced study that will prepare students for focused clinical experiences within the medical/rehabilitation setting and which help prepare graduates for specialized clinical fellowships in voice and swallowing

Curriculum

This is a full-time, 60-credit, cohort program that prepares students for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) as well as for state licensure and school certification in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It includes 3 part-time and 1 full-time practicum experiences in a variety of clinical settings. Additional advanced elective coursework will be available, along with related clinical experiences, for students wishing to specialize in various areas of medical speech-language pathology.

Accreditation Information

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Thomas Jefferson University 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 “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.