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Speech-language pathology and audiology are among the strongest professions in the country, according to recent employment growth projections in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook. Employment for audiologists is expected to grow much faster, at a 25% increase through 2018, compared to all occupations and employment for speech-language pathologists is also expected to grow faster than average, with a 19% increase through 2018.
Your degree allows you to work with a wide variety of clients, from infants to the elderly. The job is never boring! Knowledge does not stand still, and the profession is in constant flux. There are always new, exciting therapies to apply, new challenges to face, and new people to meet. Our department teaches students to understand communication disorders in scientific terms along with evidence-based treatment approaches.
You will be well prepared for your graduate career. Some of our seniors even have a chance to work directly with clients in our clinic.
The communication disorders and sciences program is staffed by nine full-time faculty and eight adjunct faculty. A moderate number of majors in all programs allow for ideal class size and you are not a number in this program.
The master's (MA) education program in speech-language pathology at SUNY Plattsburgh 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.
SUNY Plattsburgh is a residential institution of approximately 5,400 undergraduates and 700 graduates. The university is located in a town that is positioned on the banks of Lake Champlain. Plattsburgh also is located at the edge of the Adirondack Mountains and is one hour from America's winter playground, Lake Placid, site of two winter Olympics. The university's proximity to Canada, especially to cosmopolitan Montreal, adds a distinct international component with access to a variety of arts and entertainment. These geographic advantages augment Plattsburgh's welcoming and supportive campus community.
It is the policy of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders that all students, staff and participants in our clinical services are to be treated in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, participation restriction, or status as a parent.
If you would like more information about communication sciences and disorders at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact:
Patrick Coppens, Ph.D., Interim Chair
Office: Sibley Hall 222C
Phone: (518) 564-2173