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Speech-language pathology students study in the new Arnold Health Professions Pavilion.

About Speech-Language Pathology

3D Rendering of the student lounge for the Speech-Language Pathology Program clinic

Speech-Language Adding Free Public Clinic

LVC’s newly accredited Speech-Language Pathology Program is gaining several new and refurbished spaces in the Heilman Center in time for the first graduate-level classes to begin this fall. The centerpiece will be the Clinic for Speech and Learning Pathologies, which will help students learn real-world skills and benefit members of the community with audiology, hearing, and speech needs, and new areas and technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

Speech-language pathologists are in high demand: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national employment rate of speech-language pathologists is expected to grow faster than average through the year 2026, with an anticipated 18% increase in job openings. Our program will prepare you to fill this need by becoming a skilled clinician ready to serve those affected by speech-language-hearing disorders.

Speech-language pathology majors enroll at LVC as communication sciences & disorders majors. At the end of the third year, qualified students enter the Speech-Language Pathology Program. At the completion of their fourth year, students receive a B.S. in communication sciences & disorders. Pending receipt of Candidacy status from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, students will receive a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the end of their fifth year.

Right now, the number of applications for graduate-level coursework in speech-language pathology far exceeds the available openings in graduate schools. Our program will help you get ahead of the competition.

The master’s (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology at Lebanon Valley 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.

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2200 Research Boulevard #310

Rockville, MD 20850

800-498-2071

If you have any questions about CAA accreditation, email Michelle Scesa, Ed.D, CCC-SLP, Program Director, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology.

Why an LVC Speech-Language Pathology Degree?

  • We'll educate you to become a competent, ethical speech-language pathologist who provides exceptional care to those with speech-language-hearing disorders.
  • A strong and active LVC alumni network ensures that, with a speech-language pathology degree, you will find extensive support and career connections during and after program completion.
  • This support includes an extensive network of clinical partnerships.