Speech-Language Pathology


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length

2 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Entry Term


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


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 {residential} 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.

Public Meeting Notice

Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Bluemle Life Science Building, Room 107

Thomas Jefferson University’s Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology is currently under review for candidacy accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). During the CAA site visit, the Department of Speech-Language Pathology will host a public meeting wherein stakeholders are welcome to offer questions, comments, and concerns regarding Thomas Jefferson University’s Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology national candidacy accreditation status.

Standards for national candidacy accreditation are available for review by:

  1. Mail request: Accreditation Office at ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850 
  2. Email request: Email comment/questions to accreditation@asha.org
  3. Phone request: Call the ASHA Action Center at 1-800-498-2071
  4. Direct download: Visit the URL https://caa.asha.org/siteassets/files/accreditationhandbook.pdf 

We invite all interested parties (e.g., alumni, students, clinical supervisors) to participate either by attending the meeting or by formally submitting written comments to the CAA in advance of the meeting. Per the CAA, the process/procedure for submitting comments to the site visit team in advance of this meeting is as follows below. Comments should be submitted to:

Accreditation Public Comment
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
(CAA) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850
301-296-8570 fax

All comments provided must:

  • Relate to a program’s compliance with the published Standards for Candidacy Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Standards) in effect at the time comments are submitted, and 
  • Identify the specific program seeking candidacy, initial accreditation, or reaccreditation with the CAA. Thomas Jefferson University CAA # 345 comments about education programs are due in the Accreditation Office no later than 15 days before the first day of the scheduled site visit.
  • Source: http://caa.asha.org/wp-content/uploads/Accreditation-Handbook.pdf

For questions, please contact Dr. Patricia Remshifski
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:00-10:30 a.m.