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Speech, Language and Hearing Science (MA)

The Master of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Science has been in existence for decades, achieving consistent recognition as one of the premier programs of its kind. Graduates of the program have consistently gone on to significant careers throughout the United States and abroad. View Student Handbook.

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. 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 Public Health. View Curriculum

Temple University's graduate program in Speech, Language and Hearing Science offers a multitude of clinical practicum placements. Placements provide students with exposure to clients ranging in age from infants to older adults, to a wide range of communicative disorders, and to ethnically diverse populations.

The City of Philadelphia and the surrounding regions (including Northeastern PA, Southern New Jersey, Northern Delaware) are rich in teaching institutions, hospitals, rehabilitation sites, and professional service agencies. Students therefore are exposed to a variety of clinical settings as well. We consider the breadth and depth of clinical practicum experiences that we offer to be one of the great strengths of our program.

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

Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation of ASHA has been maintained without interruption since 1970. The Program also has been approved in Speech-Language Hearing by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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. 

* Also see the department Grievance policy here.