Programs of Study

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Audiology

The Audiology program offers three tracks for students who are interested in pursuing a Doctoral degree. 

  1. Entry-Level Clinical Doctorate (AuD)- prepares students to enter the profession of clinical audiology.
  2. Post-Professional Clinical Doctorate (AuD)- for practicing audiologists who wish to pursue a clinical doctorate.
  3. Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders- prepares students to enter a more traditional academic position while providing clinical training necessary to enter the profession of Audiology.

Montclair State University’s Audiology Program opened in the Fall of 2005, and holds the distinction of being the only audiology program in the state.  The entry-level AuD is a  four-year, full-time program  developed to provide its graduates with academic, clinical and research training needed to become leaders in the profession. 

Accreditation

The Clinical Doctorate education program in Audiology (AuD) at Montclair State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.   First awarded accreditation in 2008, the program was reaccredited in 2012 for an 8 year period.  The program meets the academic and clinical coursework requirements for the ASHA Certification of Clinical Competence in Audiology, The American Academy of Audiology Audiology Board Certification, and for the NJ State License in Audiology.

See student outcome data.

Contact us:  Email: audinfo@mail.montclair.edu, or call Ms. Deborah A. Verderosa, M.A., Admissions Director and Graduate Advisor at 973-655-4232.

 

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Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology is a full-time program that includes: 

  1. Academic Coursework
  2. Clinical Practicum Experience
  3. Research Experience

Montclair State University’s Speech-Language Pathology program enables graduates to conduct speech and language assessments, and provide intervention to children and adults with communication and swallowing problems.  The program meets the academic and clinical coursework requirements for the ASHA Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and for the NJ State License in Speech-Language Pathology.

Accreditation

The Master of Arts education program in Speech-Language Pathology (MA) at Montclair State University is accredited 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. 

Typical Length of Program

Students who enter the program with a Speech-Language Pathology background can complete the program in 2 1/2 years (including summers).  Students are also accepted without a background in speech-language pathology.  This program typically takes 3 years to complete (including summers).  The following courses constitute having a background.


Undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology Pre-Professional Courses

1.   CSND383      Language Development and Language  Disorders

2.   CSND408      Phonetic Study of Speech Sounds

3.   CSND409      Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Systems

4.   CSND410      Neurophysiological Bases of Communication

5.   CSND468      Clinical Procedures in Audiology

Students admitted into the program without these courses, take them at the beginning of their master’s program along with some graduate-level courses that do not require prerequisites. 

 
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Electives

If a student would like to take any of the above classes as an elective at Montclair State University to prepare for the speech-language pathology or audiology program, and/or to take them as a non-matriculated student, they must meet the following conditions and receive permission from the Department Advisor,  the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Coordinator or the Audiology Graduate Coordinator.

  1. Courses are open to Montclair State University undergraduates at junior or senior status on a first-come, first-serve basis if the seats are available.
  2. Courses are open to non-matriculated students if there are additional seats open in the class.

Contact us:  Email: slpinfo@mail.montclair.edu or call Ms. Deborah A. Verderosa, M.A., Admissions Director and Graduate Advisor at 973-655-4232.

See student outcome data.