Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Master's in Speech-Language Pathology

The 52-57 credit Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York prepares students to become professional, competent clinicians who provide services to children and adults with communication disorders. The accredited program prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings, including preschools, special education programs, public and private schools, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, developmental centers, acute and sub-acute care settings, and private practices.

Our academic and clinical programs prepare graduate students to evaluate and treat communication and swallowing disorders in individuals throughout the life span. All students complete an initial clinical practicum at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, a full service center on campus which houses the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, as well as external clinical placements in educational, pediatric, and/or adult settings. The profession also has an excellent employment outlook, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Learn more.

About the Program

 

Accreditation

Accreditation Statement

The master’s degree (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology at Hofstra University 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.

For further information regarding the graduate program and scholarships, please contact Scott R. Schroeder, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director.

The MA program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The program is approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for speech-language pathology and teacher certification (TSSLD), and by the NYSED Licensure Bureau for licensure as speech-language pathologists.

Program Completion Rates

Period # on Time # Completing Later # Not Completing % Completing on Time
2019-20 44 1 0 98
2018-19 39 3 0 93
2017-18 38 4 3 84
3 Year Average       91.67

Praxis Examination Pass Rate Data
Method for Reporting Praxis Exam Results: ETS Data

Period # Students Taking Exam # Students Passed Percentage Pass Rate
2019-20 35 33 94
2018-19 42 42 100
2017-18 42 42 100
3 Year Average     98

Employment Rate in Profession*

AY # Graduates % Graduates
2018-19 42 100
2017-18 42 100
2016-17 46 100

*Data collected within one year after graduation.

In the event that a student has a complaint about any aspect of the M. A. program’s policies, procedures, or implementation, the following protocol, in the sequence described, should be followed.  All complaints at all levels must be in writing, signed and dated.

  • a. Inform the Graduate Program Director within 10 business days of the occurrence of a situation or concern. Include dates, and other pertinent information.
  • b. If the situation is not resolved, inform the Chair within 10 business days, including dates and other pertinent information.
  • c.  If the situation remains unresolved, inform the Dean of the School of Health Professions and Human Services within10 business days, including dates and other pertinent information.
  • d. If the situation continues to be unresolved, inform the Provost, in writing, within 10 business days, including dates and other pertinent information.

Complaint Procedures Regarding Accreditation Issues

A student who has any concerns regarding the program’s accreditation status or compliance with accreditation standards may contact the Committee on Academic Accreditation (CAA) at the following address:

Committee on Academic Accreditation
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289

Phone: (800) 498-2071 (ASHA Members), (800) 638-8255 (Non-members)
Fax: (301) 296-8580
Email
WWW: Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Correspondence with the CAA should include copies of any prior correspondence that were addressed to the Graduate Program Director and/or the Chair of the Department.

Contact the Department

Our Offices

106 Davison Hall
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Undergraduate Program
Phone: (516) 463-5508

Graduate Program
Phone: (516) 463-5509

Fax: (516) 463-5260

Department Chair

Jenny Roberts, PhD
106 Davison Hall
Phone: (516) 463-5508