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Communication Sciences and Disorders (MA)

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Why Communication Science and Disorders?

Communication is key in how we interact with and participate in the world around us. For those with communication difficulties, every day tasks can become a challenge. Learn how to support this population by diagnosing and treating the full range of communicative disorders in all age groups in a wide variety of clinical settings: schools, hospitals, clinics, special treatment centers and more.

This program is designed for aspiring professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree with the appropriate prerequisite coursework.

Why Study Communication Sciences and Disorders at Iona?

Our program provides robust hands-on experience through opportunities to serve individuals with communicative disorders in the greater community. You'll get to work with real clients in our Speech and Language Hearing Clinic and Speakers' Center, which provide a broad and deep range of services including language delay evaluation, oral motor disorders, stuttering, swallowing therapy and more.

You will work alongside faculty who are practicing therapists in or program that is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our program will prepare you for application for professional credentialing in the field of speech-language pathology.

Our MA graduates have a 100 percent job placement rater in the profession within one year of graduation.

What You'll Learn

You will gain a firm understanding of the normal processes of speech, language, and hearing and the competence to diagnose and treat the full range of communicative disorders in all age groups.

You will learn the knowledge and skills required to practice speech-language pathology in an effective, ethical, and inclusive manner.

You will participate in hands-on clinical practicums and intern in professional settings under the supervision of an ASHA-certified speech pathologist.

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Program Highlights

Clinical Experience

You will gain hands-on experience assessing and serving clients in our full-service Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic for the community.  You will help provide services for child language delays, communicative disorders resulting from brain injury or stroke, articulation, and many other communication issues under the guidance of licensed Speech-Language Pathologist faculty members.

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Professional Credentialing

As a graduate of our program, you will have completed the necessary coursework and clinical experiences to satisfy the academic and professional requirements specified by ASHA for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and are eligible to apply for licensure in Speech-Language Pathology by the New York State Department of Education's Office of the Professions.

ASHA Guidelines for Obtaining Certification

New York State Credentialing Information

Successful Alumni

With our program's rate of 100% job placement, you will be working in your field within a year after graduation. You can also count on caring alumni to help with mentorship and job opportunities.

Graduate Open House

Join us on Thursday, October 15, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a Virtual Graduate Open House featuring our Communication Sciences and Disorders and Occupational Therapy programs.

Get answers to all of your program, admissions, scholarships and financial aid questions and discover how to start learning outside the lines.

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Jaridy Fabre

I was able to complete a rigorous full-time graduate program with two children. There will be days when you question your career choice and your clinical skills, but Iona's team of dedicated educators are there to help you through it.

Jaridy Fabre '17

Careers & Outcomes

Move toward licensure to help others improve their communication disorders. Make a difference in the health service industry and be the reason someone's life is changed for the better. 

Job Titles

  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • Clinical Fellow
  • Speech Therapist
  • Hearing Specialist

Our Graduates Have Worked At:

Achieve Beyond
New York City Department of Education
Westchester Speech and Language Service
Sensory Kids & Social Minds

Additional Information

Application Requirements

The MA program in Speech-Language Pathology at Iona College 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.

Any questions or complaints regarding the program's accreditation status or compliance with accreditation standards may be directed to the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

Accreditation

The MA program in Speech-Language Pathology at Iona College 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.

Any questions or complaints regarding the program's accreditation status or compliance with accreditation standards may be directed to the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).