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Speech-Language Pathology to Offer Online Master’s Degree

The Katz School's M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology has received approval for a distance education program from the New York State Education Department. It will begin accepting students in the fall of 2022.

The curriculum of the 55-credit program is identical to the residential program, being one of just a few programs in the country specializing in the medical aspects of speech-language pathology.

It's fully online, has no on-campus requirement, and offers both a full-time (five-semester) and part-time (eight-semester) plan of study. Students will meet weekly with their professors for live online instruction and complete interactive asynchronous learning prior to class.

The program takes a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating speech, language, swallowing and communication cases for people of every age. Upon graduation, students are prepared to apply for certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as state licensure.

"We are excited to expand our ability for students to take advantage of our program’s holistic approach to patient care and inclusive coursework so they may enter the workforce as qualified allied health professionals," said Dr. Marissa Barrera, program director and assistant dean of health sciences.