Darla Vale, Ph.D., RN, Dean of the School of Health Sciences
Erin Redle Sizemore, PhD CCC-SLP, Program Director and Chair, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

The Master of Speech-Language Pathology at Mount St. Joseph University is an Applicant for Candidacy 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. 

The Master of Speech-Language Pathology program prepares high-quality clinicians infused with a deep commitment to meeting the needs and challenges of their clients through professional and personal excellence. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to implement comprehensive services for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders together with their families, while employing evidence-based practices and accepting persons of all cultures and beliefs. Students will develop the leadership abilities, interprofessional collaborative skills, personal insight, and integrity to make a meaningful impact through service to others, their community, and their profession.

Students complete clinical training in a variety of ways. In the first year, students complete a series of simulation seminars and clinical experiences supervised by Mount Faculty. The simulation seminars are built into the curriculum. Also in the first year, direct clinical experiences are obtained in community-based practicum experiences. These experiences are supervised by Mount Faculty with advanced training in clinical supervision to enhance and refine clinical skills. In the second year, students complete 2 full-time external placements, typically one in a medical setting and one in an educational setting.