Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology

Graduate Admission Office

Cheryl Lee, Admission Counselor
(440) 826-2915, cllee@bw.edu

Speech-language pathology (SLP) is an in-demand field offering extensive and rewarding opportunities. Speech-language pathologists work in a variety of health care, education, agency and private practice settings. Baldwin Wallace's new two-year Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program provides integrated learning that combines classroom rigor with comprehensive clinical practice.

Located in Northeast Ohio — a nationally recognized center for the health care industry — BW provides exceptional opportunities for clinical practice. Baldwin Wallace is home to the only free speech clinic in the Greater Cleveland area. In May 2017, BW SLP students traveled to Zambia, Africa, to observe and interact with local practitioners. This new clinical practicum opportunity will be offered annually to students. 

  • A student works with a client in the BW Speech Clinic.

    Stand-Out Clinical Experience

    BW SLP students earn more clinical hours than students in many other SLP programs. During your first year, you will serve clients in the BW Speech Clinic and at partnering community organizations. Your second year will include two semester-long placements in the community. 

  • A student works with a client in the BW Speech Clinic.

    Comprehensive Clinical Practice

    Working under the supervision of licensed and certified speech-language pathologists, you will serve a wide variety of clients through community outreach screenings and initiatives, hospital internships, school-based experiences and the on-campus BW Speech Clinic

  • A student in the observation facility at the BW Speech Clinic.

    State-of-the-Art Facilities

    Providing diagnostic evaluations and customized services free of charge to more than 100 adults and children each week, the BW Speech Clinic features four individual therapy rooms and one group therapy room with state-of-the-art equipment and an observation facility.

  • Professor Chisomo Selemani works one-on-one with a student.

    Individual Attention

    Small class sizes and faculty mentoring enable you to develop valuable relationships with faculty and other professionals in the field. Upon graduation, you'll have the knowledge and skills needed to obtain licensure and certification and find employment in diverse settings.

  • A Commitment to Global Citizenship

    Included in the comprehensive program cost, BW SLP students travel to Zambia, Africa, where they provide speech and language services in collaboration with local healthcare practitioners.

  • International Service

    Students work in collaboration with practitioners in the fields of speech-language pathology and other allied health professions in this international service-learning opportunity. 

  • Service + Adventure

    Students complete clinical placements in Lusaka and visit to the historic town of Livingstone and Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.