Speech therapist helping patient

Speech-language Pathology 3+2

LVC's 3+2 Speech Language Pathology program will put you ahead of the game in a highly-competitive field. You'll graduate as a skilled clinician, and—thanks to our strong alumni network and clinical partnerships—have all the support and real-world experience you need to start building a successful and fulfilling career.

As a Speech Language Pathology student, you’ll enroll as a Communication Sciences & Disorders major. Qualified students will then enter the Speech-Language Pathology program in year three. At the completion of your fourth year, you’ll receive a B.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders—and at the end of your fifth year, you’ll receive a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.*

*The master’s degree (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Lebanon Valley College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Learn More About the Program

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

LVC’s free community Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders will give you practice in a clinical environment on campus with the latest in industry technology and equipment.

Help Patients in Need

You’ll gain invaluable real-world experience while helping members of the community with audiology, hearing, and speech needs.

$80,000
median annual salary for speech-language pathologists
7
categories of communication disorders treated by our on-campus clinic
29%
job growth outlook, 2020–30 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

In Their Words

Dr. Scesa is a phenomenal mentor. She’s had a vision for this program from the start. She’s a great resource, as were my other professors. Dr. Scesa guided me from day one.
Kelsey Bouder ’21, M ’22, speech-language pathology major
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, speech-language pathology major

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