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The Major

The study of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology) at MMC provides students with an understanding of the normal development of speech, language, and hearing; the theoretical bases underlying normal processes in speech, language, and hearing; communication disorders, including problems in hearing, language, articulation, voice, and fluency; the evaluation and management of these disorders; and the professional roles of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist.


Why Speech-Language Pathology at MMC?


Practical, Hands-On Experience

CSD's award winning NSSLHA Chapter raising money for and awareness of hearing loss at the 2016 Walk For HearingCSD's award winning NSSLHA Chapter raising money for and awareness of hearing loss at the 2016 Walk For Hearing

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department offers practical experience at the undergraduate level, including:

  • On-site practicums in the Ruth Smadbeck Communication and Learning Center with real patients and clients
  • Off-campus internships at NYC Schools, Reading Partners, the City University of New York, and more
  • Research opportunities with our faculty and area institutions
  • Teaching assistantships
  • And more!


Small Class Sizes

 Our small class sizes provide the opportunity for individualized learning. You’ll interact with faculty and fellow students, both in and out of the classroom, sharing ideas and concerns, and making close friendships. You’ll become part of a close-knit group of faculty and students.


Kelly Ann Pena '13, recipient of the PROGENY Award, with her mentor, Dr. Jablon, at ASHA 2013. Kelly received her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently working at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Inpatient Rehabilitation UnitKelly Ann Pena '13, recipient of the PROGENY Award, with her mentor, Dr. Jablon, at ASHA 2013. Kelly received her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently working at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Dedicated Faculty

Whatever your interests and needs, our faculty are willing to spend the time to advise and help you tailor your studies to meet your academic and career objectives.


Post-Graduation Job Opportunities

Looking to mix personal interactions with a career in health services, teaching, or the sciences? Majoring in SLP&A is the best way to prepare yourself for grad school and your career in the allied health professions: you could be a speech-language pathologist or audiologist, an ESL teacher or a sign language interpreter, a special education teacher or rehabilitation counselor… the possibilities are endless to find a career you’ll love.

Furthermore, SLP&A majors are in-demand: according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014), there will be a 21 percent increase in job openings for speech-language pathologists between 2014 and 2024. 

There is a need more than ever for communication and learning specialists. Our students’ hands-on education prepares them for success across many growing disciplines. Our students head to various graduate-school programs for professional degrees or join the workforce following graduation. Faculty and staff work to match student talents and interests with the right path. Careers can include:

  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • Teacher of English as a Second Language
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Speech, Language, or Hearing Scientist
  • Neuroscientist
  • Special Education Teacher
  • General Education Teacher
  • Psychologist
  • Linguist
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist
  • Dance Therapist
  • Dialect/Accent coach
  • Voice/Singing coach
  • Educational Tutor
  • And more!