Graduate Program

Speech Disorders

The program in Communication Disorders & Sciences prepares students to pursue certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Master's (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology at William Paterson 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.

The program 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. Thus, graduates of the program are qualified to work as Speech-Language Pathologists in schools, medical settings, and private practice.

Our on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic provides diagnostic and treatment services to the community for a range of communication disorders.


The mission of the graduate program is to prepare students for careers in speech-language pathology by providing them with a comprehensive education that encompasses an evidence-based approach to the theoretical, practical, and ethical aspects of the field of communication sciences and disorders and which also fosters research and scholarship in order to contribute to the knowledge of the profession.