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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Speech-Language Pathology, MS

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The mission of the speech-language pathology program at Widener University is to prepare clinically competent, ethical, community-focused, and culturally respectful speech-language pathologists, committed to preventing, diagnosing, and treating communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. 

The program has five goals and curricular themes:

  1. Evidence-Based Critical Thinking: To provide students with high-quality academic and clinical experiences that foster evidence-based critical thinking skills.
  2. Interprofessional Collaboration: To educate clinicians who understand interprofessional service delivery models in education and health care settings.
  3. Cultural-Linguistic Competency: To provide students with culturally-linguistically diverse, interprofessional, clinical experiences across a variety of settings.
  4. Leadership and Service to the Community: To develop student leadership skills and a commitment to serving the community.
  5. Innovative Scholarship: To contribute to the understanding of communication and swallowing disorders through innovative faculty and student scholarship.  



The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (residential) at Widener University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD, 20850. Phone: 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.


Degree Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, the candidate must:

  • Comply with all general requirements of Widener University relating to the governance of graduate programs;
  • Complete all degree requirements within a total of five calendar years from the date of first enrollment;
  • Complete 67 credits of graduate course work;
  • Complete all courses in a sequential fashion;  
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better;
  • Complete no less than 375 hours of supervised clinical practice;
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional behavior and conduct throughout all didactic and clinical components of the program; and
  • Pass the comprehensive examinations.

Year One

Year Two

Total Credits: 67-68

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

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