Learn More About the Program

You are needed. Speech-language pathology is an in-demand health profession, resulting in more applicants for graduate-level programs than there are openings in graduate schools. Our 3+2 program takes you straight through from your first year to your bachelor of communication sciences and disorders to your master’s in speech-language pathology, giving you a career edge.

Speech therapist student in Early Childhood Education Program works with a child patient.

Bringing the Outside World In

Get Practical Experience with Our Guaranteed Clinical Placements

Clinical placements are guaranteed for our students. Participate in clinical placements in healthcare and educational settings to gain hands-on experience in the field.

Help Patients in Need

At LVC’s free community Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders, you’ll gain invaluable real-world experience while helping members of the community with audiology, hearing, and speech needs. Practice in a clinical environment on campus with the latest in industry technology and equipment. 

median pay for speech-language pathologists, 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
categories of communication disorders treated by our on-campus clinic
anticipated job growth for speech-language pathologists, 2022–2032 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Speech-language Pathology Assistant

The Speech-language Pathology Assistant (SLP-A) program offers a bachelor’s degree for students in the CSD/SLP program who do not wish to pursue a graduate degree or cannot meet the required cumulative GPA of 3.3. The required cumulative GPA for the SLP-A program is 3.0.

This program offers students an option for graduates to work in schools and medical settings as an a SLP-A.

In Their Words

The clinical experience at LVC has been great. I’ve worked with students with various needs. I think these classes and learning experiences have prepared me to succeed in providing therapy to the many students who I will work with. Thanks to the help of my Speech-Language Pathology professors, I feel confident and comfortable in my abilities to provide the services that many of these students need.
Miguel Rosario ’23, M’24
There’s a great need for speech-language pathologists in school and medical settings because the caseloads are so high. Part of it is the growing elderly population that needs services after strokes. And in schools, more children are being diagnosed with language disorders and autism.
Dr. Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor of communication sciences disorders/speech-language pathology
My first visit to LVC was during a snowstorm. Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed the campus and my experience. After meeting with admissions, coaches, and the SLP faculty, I realized that LVC was the college that would care for my success and future the most.
Mac Eschinger ’24, M’25

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