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Speech Language Pathology (MA)

Students who graduate from the MA program in Speech-Language Pathology at Montclair State University will be prepared for employment as clinicians in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools and private practice.

Upon graduation from the program and completion of the Clinical Fellowship (CF) Year, our students will be eligible for licensure in New Jersey and for Certification by the Council on Clinical Certification of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association under the 2020 Certification Standards.


The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to prepare students to meet the licensure requirements of New Jersey and the national certification requirements. Our graduates will be prepared to work with persons who have a variety of communication disorders and swallowing disorders. Our program stresses an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of communication disorders, appropriate assessment of, and intervention for those disorders.

Our successful students:

  1. Obtain a strong understanding of the bases of clinical procedures;
  2. Are able to develop and use theoretical models;
  3. Can engage in reflective and analytical thinking in their professional practices;
  4. Can develop professional collaborations;
  5. Are able to create meaningful treatment programs;
  6. Can utilize research appropriately in their work.


The Master of Arts (MA) education program in Speech-Language Pathology 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.‌‌

Student Outcome Data

Program Completion Rate

Period Number completed program within expected time frame Number completed later than expected time frame Number not completed Percent completing within expected time frame
2019-2020 28 1 1 93.3%
2018-2019 25 2 0 92.6%
2017-2018 25 2 0 92.6%
Three-year average 92.9%

Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Test-takers

Period Number taking exam Number passed exam Pass rate
2019-2020 27 27 100%
2018-2019 21 20 95%
2017-2018 24 24 100%
Three-year average 98.6%

Employment Rates of Graduates within
One Year of Graduation

Period Number of graduates Percentage of graduates
2018-2019 24 89%
2017-2018 27 93%
2016-2017 25 93%
Three-year average 92%

Updated: 07/25/2020