PennWest’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MSSLP) puts you on the path to serving diverse individuals and communities in a wide variety of settings as a speech-language pathologist.
Our knowledgeable faculty are dedicated to enhancing your intellectual, cultural, social and ethical development. We make that happen by emphasizing complete integration of theory, research and practice.
From your first days on campus, you’ll be connected to an experienced advisor who will help you focus on your specific interests and map out a path to ensure success. In all, you will engage in five clinical rotations, three on campus and two externships in various clinical settings. These experiences will help you gain the necessary clinical skills to make informed professional judgments and become a client-and-community-centered practitioner.
Our program builds a professional community through engagement in various educational, advocacy and service opportunities so you will graduate ready to make an impact in your community.
PennWest University Fall 2023 tuition costs are being finalized and are expected to be released in early 2023.
Pennsylvania Western University’s legacy Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at California University of Pennsylvania (residential), Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Clarion University of Pennsylvania (residential), and Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (residential) are 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.
These on-campus clinics serve as a supervised training environment for graduate students to observe, screen, assess, counsel and provide therapeutic intervention for communication and/or swallowing disorders.
Local chapters of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association prepare you to become active members, advocates and leaders in state and national professional organizations.
The median salary of a speech-language pathologist in 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Approximately 40% of speech-language pathologists work in educational settings, while others work in hospitals, outpatient therapy facilities, in nursing and residential care facilities and in private practice.
The median salary of a speech-language pathologist in 2021 was $79,060 per year.
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.