The Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program leading to a M.S. degree is housed in the School of Health Professions (SHP), at Stony Brook University’s Southampton location. It is a comprehensive and rigorous program which prepares students for positions in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, extended care facilities, schools, agencies, and private practices. Stony Brook University (SBU) is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island State Veterans Home, and Southampton Hospital. Students will engage in clinical practice each semester throughout their two-year program. The graduate students in this program will engage in clinical simulations and interprofessional practice experiences with students from other health-related programs. The degree program is offered in a traditional weekday format and there is a cohort model which fosters camaraderie among students. Students are required to complete pre-requisite coursework prior to their admission into the program. During a student’s didactic coursework, the student will have opportunities to observe and interact with patients diagnosed with a number of different diseases/disorders including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Aphasia, Cleft Palate, Autism, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for their American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification and New York State (NYS) licensure. Optional tracks will prepare students for initial teaching certification and bilingual extension certification (in Spanish) in the schools.
The mission of the Masters in Speech-Language Pathology program is to develop exceptional speech-language pathologists dedicated to positively impacting their communities through service, ethical and evidence-based practices, and advocacy and scholarship. In order to achieve this, we are committed to educate our students to become clinical practitioners, teachers and researchers in communication and swallowing disorders. The students will engage in team-based and problem-based learning experiences and provide services to individuals with communication disorders under expert faculty supervision while learning about integrating theory into clinical practice in a variety of medical, educational and private practice settings. Graduates from the program will be known for their commitment to lifelong learning, high standards of professional behavior, collaborative practices, sensitivity to human diversity, and their ability and willingness to use their knowledge and skills to enrich the lives of others.
The Masters Program in Speech-Language Pathology is dedicated to produce licensed and certified speech-language pathologists who will service persons with communication and swallowing disorders. The program provides a commitment for academic excellence by incorporating evidence-based practice, critical thinking, scholarly activity, innovative clinical training methods, and interprofessional education and practice. The program prepares qualified and compassionate individuals for careers in the field of communication and swallowing.