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  • Make a difference

    Our program will put you on track to pursue a career in an exciting, rewarding profession with high job placement rates.

  • Make a difference

    Our program will put you on track to pursue a career in an exciting, rewarding profession with high job placement rates.

Communication Sciences & Disorders Department

The communication sciences and disorders program at SUNY Plattsburgh provides an academic and clinical professional education for students whose primary goal is to serve children and adults who have impairments of communication and swallowing.

Our program has a proud history of preparing qualified speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

In order to succeed in these professions students must possess a sincere interest in helping people; personal integrity, self confidence, dependability and a history of academic success; good oral and written communication skills; and good listening skills. Graduate work is necessary for licensure and ASHA certification and is the entry level degree for both professions.

Make a Difference

Our program will put you on track to pursue a career in an exciting, rewarding profession with high job placement rates.


Job growth for audiologists through 2028

27% increase through 2028

for jobs in speech-language pathology — making them among the strongest professions in U.S.

(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Notice of Public Meeting — May 2, 2023

Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Program

SUNY Plattsburgh’s Master of Arts degree program in speech-language pathology is participating in a site visit by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (https://caa.asha.org/). In accordance with the CAA’s public comment policy and procedures, the CAA is seeking public comment as part of the review of the program. During this public meeting, stakeholders are welcome to offer questions, comments, and other feedback regarding the program’s accreditation status.

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
  • Location: Sibley Hall 106 on SUNY Plattsburgh’s main campus

If you would like to provide comments but are unable to attend this public meeting, written comments may be submitted following the process outlined in the CAA accreditation handbook (pp. 64-66; https://caa.asha.org/wp-content/uploads/Accreditation-Handbook.pdf). A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and the CAA’s Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850; calling ASHA’s Action Center at 1-800-498-2071, or accessing the documents online at http://caa.asha.org/

Department Information

  • What does a speech-language pathologist do?

    Speech-language pathologists are professionals concerned with evaluation, treatment and research in human communication and its disorders. They work in various settings including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing care facilities, universities, research laboratories, private practice.

    They do many things, including:

    • Help people learn correct production of speech sounds.
    • Assist with developing proper control of the vocal and respiratory systems for correct voice production.
    • Evaluate and help people with swallowing disorders.
    • Assist people who stutter to increase the amount of fluent speech and to cope with their disorder.
    • Assist individuals who have had strokes or suffered other brain trauma relearn language and speech skills.
    • Help individuals with dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease) maintain communication skills.
    • Assist children and adolescents with language problems, such as understanding and giving directions, answering and asking questions, understanding and using English grammar, using appropriate social language and conveying ideas to others.
    • Assist individuals with autism spectrum disorders, auditory-language processing disorders, attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, language-based literacy disorders, etc. to improve their communication skills.


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