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

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

The ability to communicate is at the root of our humanity. The post-baccalaureate Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from LVC will let you help children and adults overcome a host of communication challenges.

Classes and guaranteed clinical experiences will give you the tools to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat children and adults with speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders.

Next start date: August 26, 2024

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

Through coursework and clinical experiences in our CAA-accredited master’s degree in speech pathology, you’ll gain the skills to help individuals with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, swallowing disorders, and brain injuries build—or rebuild—the ability to communicate. You’ll cover caseload management, autism, several disorders, and more. Take 15-week fall and spring courses and seven-week summer courses. Speech-language pathology is an in-demand health profession—you are needed.

full-time tuition and fees for 2024–25
courses and clinical experiences
2 years
to completion
Students sit in speech-language pathology class at LVC.

Experience That Speaks Volumes

Connections That Count

You’ll complete two off-campus internships: One at an educational setting and another in a healthcare setting. You’ll work with ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists in both settings as you develop vital clinical skills.

Serving Our Neighbors

Our on-campus Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders provides free treatment for children and adults—and invaluable experience for graduate students, who evaluate and treat patients while under the supervision of an ASHA-certified audiologist and speech-language pathologists. You’ll design treatment plans, use diagnostic tools, and work directly with clients.

Interested in a Graduate Fellowship?

Are you looking to gain experience while receiving a tuition reduction during your first graduate year? If so, consider applying to the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Fellowship program. Fellows are paired with an LVC mentor who guides the student through the required course/lab assistance, teaching, or research. The program director, fellow, and mentor develop a plan that meets the needs and career aspirations of the student. No one student follows the same path! Interested students can apply for the fellowship as part of the program application process. To learn more, please contact Dr. Michelle Scesa, or email graduateadmission@lvc.edu.

In Their Words

Dr. Scesa was a phenomenal mentor. She’s had a vision for this program from the start. She’s a great resource, as were my other professors. And she guided me from day one.
Kelsey Bouder ’21, M’22, Speech Language Pathologist Lebanon School District; SLP, Goepfert Speech Associates LLC (part-time)
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

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Get to know MSLP faculty and students, tour the campus and our state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about the graduate program during a personalized campus visit. Contact Graduate & Professional Studies to schedule your visit.

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