Binghamton University’s Division of Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) was established in 2019 within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Programs Offered


The Division of Speech and Language Pathology at Binghamton University aspires to prepare speech and language professionals who will improve the quality of life for children, adolescents and adults dealing with communication and swallowing disorders in the Southern Tier of New York state and throughout the nation. 


The Division of Speech and Language Pathology is dedicated to developing competent and compassionate entry-level speech and language pathologists. SLP programs provide a broad foundation of normal bases of speech, language and hearing, and specialized coursework in assessing and remediating speech, language and swallowing disorders. Additionally, students will gain the necessary foundation and experiences to enter into research careers in communication sciences and disorders. 


Graduates of the MS-SLP program will:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of communication and swallowing processes, disorders and differences, including the appropriate etiologies; characteristics; and anatomical/physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural correlates.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment and intervention for persons with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural correlates.
  3. Apply ethical conduct in the classroom, research and clinical endeavors.
    Demonstrate an understanding of the processes used in research and translating research to evidence-based practice.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary professional issues including lifelong education, legal issues, certification, reimbursement, trends in professional practice, professional communication (written and verbal), legal issues and professional behavior.
  5. Demonstrate skills in oral and written or other forms of communication sufficient for entry into professional practice.
  6. Complete experiences with sufficient breadth and depth to achieve the skills outcomes across evaluation and intervention processes.
  7. Integrate, synthesize and apply their classroom knowledge with their clinical experiences, which include experiences sufficient in breadth and depth for consideration for certification as a clinical fellow.
  8. Successfully complete a minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience in the practice of speech-language pathology.