Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Jumpstart your career in Speech-Language Pathology

Our programs in speech-language pathology prepare students for advanced study and careers in speech-language pathology. Here are some key national statistics for speech- language pathology careers from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and PayScale.

Starting Salary

Average Starting Salaries in Speech-Language Pathology Fields (NACE)

Noteworthy Speech-Language Pathology Jobs and Mid-Career Salaries (PayScale and Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant $52,800 Speech-Language Pathologist $80,480 Audiologists $81,030 Occupational Therapists $85,600
Six months out of graduation

Alumni in science and health employed or in graduate school within 6 months after graduation

Get Prepared to Succeed

The BS degree in speech-language pathology provides the knowledge to enter a master's program in speech-language pathology, a master's program in a related field (e.g., special education, audiology, etc.), or to pursue employment in a related discipline. Students who successfully complete the MS degree will be eligible for New Jersey licensure to work as a speech-language pathologist.

What You'll Learn

In our speech-language pathology programs, students learn in-demand skills that employers have identified as critical for job candidates, including:

  • Biological and neurological bases of human communication.
  • Normal speech and language development.
  • Linguistic bases of communication.
  • Evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders, among others.

Key Skills for
Careers in
Speech-Language Pathology

as indicated by Employers
and Alumni on LinkedIn

Critical Thinking

Developmental Disabilities Expertise

Patient Care


Speech Therapy

Treatment Planning

Verbal/Written Communication

*LinkedIn Workplace
Learning Report 2021