The Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology has been in existence for decades. The Department has achieved consistent recognition as one of the premier departments of its kind in the United States. The faculty maintains a strong commitment to the education of first-rate clinical professionals able to deal creatively with the broadest possible range of populations and settings. We are also committed to maintaining an active research program in the Department. The Department is able to provide students with a rich variety of supervised clinical experiences at its own Speech and Hearing Center on the University's main campus and at any of more than eighty field settings throughout the Delaware Valley. In addition, the Department maintains strong connections with faculty members and practitioners at Temple University Hospital, Medical School, and other departments in the College of Health Professions.
Options for students
Graduates of the Program have consistently gone on to significant careers throughout the United States and abroad. Opportunities exist for pursuing research interests under faculty guidance through independent study courses or the writing of a Master's thesis. In addition, students may elect coursework and practicum options emphasizing clinical service to Latino populations.
The master's education program in speech-language pathology at Temple University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,(http://www.asha.org/about/credentialing/accreditation/), 2200 Research Boulevard Rockville, MD 20850-3289, Members: 800-498-2071, Non-Members: 800-638-8255, Fax: 301-296-8580.
A complaint about the program may be submitted by any student, instructional staff member, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and/or member of the public to the CAA through the contact information listed above. For a complaint to be considered by the CAA, it must:
(a)be against an accredited education program or program in Candidacy status in speech-language pathology and/or audiology,
(b) relate to the Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and specify where possible the relevant standards,
(c) include verification and documentation (e.g.,copies of grievance processes, communications verifying completion of processes, etc.)if the complaint is from a student or faculty/instructional staff member at that institution, that the complainant exhausted all relevant institutional grievance and review mechanisms before submitting a complaint to the CAA, if relevant to the complaint. For more information, go to the complaint procedures section of the ASHA website.
ASHA accreditation has been maintained without interruption since 1970. The Program also has been approved in Speech-Language Pathology by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.