The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences offers both baccalaureate and masters degree programs. The undergraduate program provides students with fundamental knowledge related to normal and abnormal speech and language and basic communication processes within the context of a liberal arts education.
The M.S. program in Communication Disorders and Sciences prepares students for professional careers as speech-language pathologists. Graduates of the M.S. program meet the academic and clinical education standards established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and licensing/certification requirements of New Jersey. The graduate program in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at William Paterson University is directed by Dr. Nicole Magaldi and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
The Department's Speech and Hearing Center (located in Hunziker Wing on the William Paterson University campus) provides speech-language pathology services to children and adults.The Center is also a primary practicum site for graduate students.