Programs

Speech-language pathologists are educated to assess the development of speech and language, and to treat speech and language disorders. They are prepared for rewarding careers as speech-language pathologists through our nationally recognized program that provides direct experience with clients in both clinical and school settings.

They work to prevent, diagnose, evaluate, and treat communication disorders in people of all ages—from infants to older adults—and are qualified to teach students who have speech, language, hearing, and swallowing impairments. Graduates with a bachelor of science in speech-language pathology are prepared to earn the master's degree necessary to practice speech-language pathology in all professional settings.

Nationally Recognized

With a faculty recognized for its tradition of excellence, a master's program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and learning facilities like the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, our nationally recognized M.S.Ed. program provides direct experience with clients in both clinical and school settings.

Speech-Language Pathology, B.S.

Speech-language pathologists make a difference, improving the lives of the clients they serve in various settings, including hospitals, schools, clinics, long-term-care facilities, and private practices. They work to prevent, diagnose, evaluate, and treat communication disorders in people of all ages—from infants to older adults—and are qualified to teach students who have speech, language, hearing, and swallowing impairments.

Students who graduate with a B.S. in speech-language pathology are prepared to apply to graduate school to earn the master’s degree necessary to practice speech-language pathology in all professional settings.

Speech-Language Pathology, M.S.Ed

The 57–60 credit-hour master of science in education (M.S.Ed.) degree program prepares students to diagnose, assess, and treat communication and swallowing disorders. All students put theory to practice through an intensive curriculum that includes student teaching in an educational setting and an internship in a community clinic or hospital. All students complete a master’s project or thesis.

Graduates prepare to meet New York State licensure, ASHA certification (Certificate of Clinical Competence-SLP), and New York State teaching certification. Depending on the student’s undergraduate background, this may require some additional coursework beyond the M.S.Ed. requirements.

Speech-Language Pathology

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Ketchum Hall 209
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4412 •  Fax: (716) 878-5711

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