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Speech-Language Pathology

  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Program Overview

    The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Gannon University is a program designed for students to participate in a collaborative, experiential, and integrative course of study developing skills that prepare them for the highest standards of the scope of practice in speech-language pathology. The Erie speech-language pathology comprehensive curriculum combines research and evidence-based clinical practice, infused with a strong commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. The program requires completion of six (6) semesters of didactic and clinical coursework. Graduate students will be provided with opportunities to work alongside faculty on clinical and community research projects and service.

    Our Mission

    The mission of the Master of Science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology at Gannon University- Erie 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, swallowing, and hearing education and healthcare for a diverse society.

    The Gannon University Difference

    • Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan University with 90 years of rich tradition in academic excellence.
    • Students learn from a faculty who model the mission of teaching, service, and scholarship in a university community that embraces diversity, advocacy, and global citizenship.
    • Cohort class size is 25 students to allow for the development of professional and personal connections with peers and faculty.
    • The Erie community offers extensive opportunities for students to gain the skills within the scope of speech-language pathology through their clinical education experiences.
    • Gannon University cultivates opportunities for inter-professional collaborations within rehabilitative sciences and across the university.

    Program Outcomes

     The outcomes 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 practices in providing services for speech, language, and hearing disorders and for students to effectively disseminate information in verbal and written form commensurate with the target audience.
    • Identify and address the diverse and changing needs of the community with leadership and service.
    • Provision of content and clinical experience to prepare students for success in achieving national certification and state licensure and for participation in state and national professional organizations.

    Program Director

    Albert Villanueva-Reyes

    Mary T McDermott, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
    Program Director for Speech-Language Pathology
    Office: 814-871-5452
    mcdermot008@gannon.edu