Communication Disorders (M.S.)
Department of Comm Disorder
The M.S. in Communication Disorders is a 48 credit degree program that is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Students are prepared to pursue ASHA certification upon graduation. The program also meets the academic and clinical training requirements for New Jersey state licensure and qualifies students for the speech-language specialist certification from the New Jersey Department of Education. The master’s program provides academic and clinical training which develops the skills necessary to assess and treat communicatively impaired individuals spanning all age ranges. The on-campus clinic provides intensive training with young children and adults while an extensive list of off-campus sites provides experiences with a wider variety of populations. These include adults and children with developmental disorders, acquired neurogenic disorders, congenital and acquired hearing loss, voice disorders, fluency problems, and limited English proficiency.
Students in the Communication Disorders program must complete a minimum of 375 hours of clinical practicum in addition to 25 hours of supervised observation. A comprehensive examination is required of all students prior to graduation. Graduates of the program have highly successful careers in a variety of settings including private practice, rehabilitation centers, public and private schools, early intervention centers, and acute care hospitals.