Speech and Language Pathology (MS)

Program Overview

The 57-credit Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) degree prepares competent and dedicated professionals to serve adults and children with communication disorders. Students in the MS-SLP program meet the highest academic, clinical and ethical standards.

Academic coursework is primarily taught in person, with some courses delivered online (less than 50%) during the program’s second year. This six-semester program (completed over 2 years) allows students to explore all aspects of the field of SLP while working to better the lives of people with communication and swallowing difficulties.

Graduates are eligible for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and New York state (NYS) licensure.

The Master of Science (MS-SLP) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Binghamton University is an Applicant for Accreditation 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.

Degrees Offered

  • MS in Speech and Language Pathology

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

Students in the MS-SLP program complete six clinical experiences. The first two clinical practicum experiences are conducted primarily through simulation and limited evaluation/treatment experiences at school and community screenings or specialized clinics. After the first two semesters of coursework and practicum, MS-SLP students complete two semesters of part-time internships in the community. The final two internships are full-time.

Some clinical experiences will take place in the Binghamton University the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, which the Division of Speech and Language Pathology operates. In addition, the division has relationships with community facilities, including school districts, nonprofit organizations, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. These diverse clinical settings are chosen to allow students a variety of clinical experiences.

MS-SLP students learn about the importance of research by completing a research experience. All students are assigned to a faculty member for this experience, which starts during the program's first semester and culminates in a capstone project. Students may choose to complete a thesis in place of the capstone project.

After You Graduate

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are experts in communication who help individuals of all ages with disorders in communication and swallowing. They work with individuals from birth to the elderly in settings such as schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, early childhood centers and nonprofit organizations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 21% from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.

Admission Requirements


There are many funding and scholarship opportunities at Binghamton. We encourage prospective students to review available program-specific scholarships and awards, and visit the program's website for additional information. Note: Master's students are generally self-funded, although funding opportunities occasionally arise.

For more information, visit the Speech and Language Pathology website.

Rodney Gabel, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Vice Chair, Faculty Senate; Professor and Founding Director of SLP

Faculty Senate; Division of Speech and Language Pathology; Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences