Speech-Language Pathology Program (M.S.)


Based upon the Jesuit tradition of Excellence, the Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science distance learning degree program (63-73 credit hours) will prepare students to become professional, competent clinicians who provide services for individuals from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds with various types and severities of communication and/or related disorders, differences and disabilities, across the lifespan.


The mission of the graduate degree program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to become a professional, competent clinician in Speech-Language Pathology and to contribute to the advancement of the profession through clinical practice, research, leadership, and professional development. Through a diverse range of academic and clinical experiences based upon Ignatian pedagogy, students acquire advanced knowledge of basic human communication sciences and disorders by analyzing, interpreting, integrating, and applying evidence-based theory to the clinical environment within a learner, knowledge and skills, and assessment-centered blended learning atmosphere. The graduate degree program is designed to meet the 2020 Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC Standards) and the 2017 Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA Standards).

Speech-Language Pathology Program Goals

Grounded in Jesuit ideals and Ignatian pedagogy, our goal is for students to become transformative, culturally informed, and socially responsible clinicians. Students will learn to provide person-centered care, demonstrate professional knowledge and skills for the provision of effective assessment and treatment procedures, integrate the use of technology and evidence into clinical practice, engage in ethical conduct and practice, reflect on professional interactions, use best practices in evaluating and treating communication disorders and/or differences, provide culturally relevant and sensitive care, treat others with respect and dignity, and advocate for basic human communicative rights and safe medical care.

Candidacy Statement

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at The University of Scranton is an Applicant for Candidacy 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, 800-498-2071 or 301-296- 5700.

Program Director


Hope E. Baylow, D.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Leahy Hall 824
Office phone: 570-941-4052
Department phone: 570-941-5874