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Speech-Language Pathology


With a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) from PennWest Edinboro, you will be well-prepared to serve diverse populations with communication and swallowing disorders.

Through your coursework, on-campus clinical experiences at the Governor George Leader Speech and Hearing Center (GGLSHC) and external placements, you will obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to become a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist.

Our graduates have a 100% Praxis exam pass rate and job placement rate in a variety of settings across the country.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

The Master of Arts education program in Speech-Language Pathology (MASLP) at Edinboro is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Our Values

We value building a professional community through engagement in various educational, advocacy, and service opportunities.

Our knowledgeable faculty are dedicated to enhancing your intellectual, cultural, social and ethical development. We make that happen by emphasizing complete integration of theory, research and practice. By building these skills, you will be able to serve diverse communities and individuals in a wide variety of settings.

You're Not a Number

At Edinboro, you will receive individual attention, which will allow you to grow professionally and personally.

We are invested in the success of each graduate student both in and out of the classroom. Academic and clinical faculty engage you in acquiring and applying knowledge and encourage you to become thoughtful and insightful decision-makers.

Clinically Integrated Learning

Each of our faculty members has a strong clinical background and bridges the gap between theory and practice. They will help you gain the necessary critical thinking skills to make informed professional judgments and become client-centered practitioners.


Our graduate students are actively engaged.

We infuse advocacy initiatives across the curriculum, which provides you with an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community and profession.

Our Edinboro Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association prepares you to become active members, advocates and leaders in state and national professional organizations. We encourage student participation in professional development activities and conferences.

How Edinboro Supports You.

At PennWest Edinboro, you will be supported financially and academically. Most students receive financial support through graduate assistant awards, allowing them to obtain a high-quality education at an affordable cost.

During your five semesters in our MS SLP program, we provide advising to map out a path individualizing the focus and breadth of your five clinical rotations, two on campus at the GGLSHC and externships in a mix of educational and medical settings.

Your Future

As a graduate of Edinboro’s MS SLP program, you will join other alumni who are employed as speech-language pathologists in a variety of settings across the United States.

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Mary Weidner
Graduate Program Director
241 Jeremy D. Brown Human Services Building
Email: mweidner@pennwest.edu
Phone: 814-732-1706

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