Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology

Graduate Admission Office

Lydia Avery, Associate Director of Admission
(440) 826-8016, lavery@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 -  and home to Northeast Ohio’s only free speech clinic, BW provides exceptional opportunities for clinical practice. In May 2017, BW SLP students will travel to Zambia, Africa to observe and interact with local practitioners in a new clinical practicum opportunity.  

  • 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.

  • Dean Colleen Visconti collaborates with a speech therapist in Zambia.

    A Commitment to Global Citizenship

    Included in the comprehensive program cost, BW SLP students will travel to Zambia, Africa in May 2017, where they will collaborate with local healthcare practitioners and learn about the fields of speech-language pathology and other allied health professions in this country. 

  • BW faculty entering Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia

    International Adventure

    During the trip to Zambia, BW SLP students will take time to visit historic Livingstone, touring some of the town's myriad attractions, and Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

  • Victoria Falls, Zambia

    Experience "The Smoke That Thunders"

    Students will also have the rare opportunity to visit the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, during their clinical experience in Zambia.

PROGRAM FEATURES