Speech-Language Pathology

  • Master of Science
  • Ruskin, Florida


  • Program Overview

    Gannon University is excited to announce its ongoing development of a master of science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology. We are currently seeking approval of our candidacy application from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Pending a full review and approval by CAA, we hope to matriculate our first cohort of students in fall 2020. For a full description of our accreditation status, please view the Accreditation page.

    Our Mission

    The mission of the master of science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology at Gannon University is to foster the development of highly skilled, compassionate speech-language professionals who are dedicated to lifelong learning, leadership, and person-centered service. The program provides holistic, evidence-based speech, language, and hearing education and healthcare for a diverse society.

    Program Goals

    The goals of the Speech-Language Pathology Program at Gannon University are to

    • advance the students' knowledge and skills to diagnose, provide evidence-based treatment, and serve as an advocate in the scope of practice of speech-language pathology.
    • apply knowledge of ethical standards and best practice in providing services for speech, language, and hearing disorders.
    • effectively disseminate information in verbal and written form and commensurate with the target audience.
    • identify and address the diverse and changing needs of the community with leadership and service.

    Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan University with 90 years of rich tradition in academic excellence. This success has presented the opportunity to expand our graduate degree offerings in rehabilitative sciences through a community-based SLP program at our Ruskin, Florida campus. The Ruskin SLP curriculum is comprehensive and requires completion of six (6) semesters of didactic and clinical coursework. The Ruskin SLP students will be provided with opportunities to work alongside faculty on clinical and community research projects and service.

    Interim Program Director:  Mary T. McDermott, CCC-SLP, Ed.D. | (814) 871-7887 | mcdermot008@gannon.edu