You want to do more than simply be aware of the needs of others. You want to meet them, surpass them, and leave the world a better place than when you came into it. Here, you'll be asked to think deeply about how you plan to practice. You will be known as the speech language pathologist who says "yes" to the difficult cases, tailors treatment to the individual, and adjusts methodology within a session when a client isn't responding. You will be challenged to explore areas that haven't been well researched, to add to the field of speech language pathology, and gain valuable insight working alongside experienced clinicians.
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The Knowledge to Lead and Effect Change
As a student in the speech language pathology program, you will be prepared for clinical supervision, to be a leader in your field, and to pursue your entrepreneurial ideas to improve your practice. We will provide you experiential learning opportunities so that you can hone your skills through placements in a variety of settings, including schools, healthcare facilities, and early intervention programs. In fact, we have partnerships with many organizations in the area that look forward to the extra level of care and attention our students put into their work.
With faculty supervision, you will help provide speech and language services to clients throughout the area whose speech and language is affected by stroke, developmental delay, autism, Down syndrome, or other factors. The Judd Leighton Speech and Language Clinic, which opened on campus in fall 2014 and was partially funded by a $1 million grant from the Judd Leighton Foundation, Inc., will facilitate your work.
Connections That Make a Difference
At Saint Mary’s College, it’s all about connections—making them, building them, strengthening them. You’ll make them in your coursework. You’ll build them with others in your cohort. You’ll strengthen them with your Saint Mary’s professors and mentors. You’ll inspire them in your practicum clients. Our small class sizes and tight-knit community allow you to get the personal instruction you need to pursue your interests, develop research opportunities, and work closely with a mentor who understands your goals and wants to see you exceed what you thought possible.
We want to make sure you’re ahead of the field when you enter it. Our program will provide you with opportunities to gain experience in supervisory roles in clinics. Your professors will also integrate into your instruction the latest technological advancements in the field to further the program’s goal of educating you to provide the highest level of patient care.
The Saint Mary’s master’s in speech language pathology program will shape you into a strong clinical practitioner who works tirelessly to improve the lives of others. It’s the next step in your journey to better not only yourself but also the world in which you live.
The master's program in speech language pathology at Saint Mary's College is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.
For detailed information about the CAA Candidacy Program please visit the CAA web pages or contact:
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850