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Ithaca College is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA).

The Master’s of Science education program in speech-language pathology (distance education) at Ithaca College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Our current accreditation period extends through January 31, 2027.

View our department's vision, mission, and strategic plan here.


Tuition for the online MS SLP degree is $1,000 per credit hour. For those who already meet all prerequisites, the total tuition is $53,000. For those who need to complete prerequisite courses, the total tuition is $71,000.


Throughout your program, you will have four clinical practica, as well as two full-time externships in the final semester. These experiences will prepare you for a career in speech-language pathology.

Our dedicated placement team will work with you to secure a clinical placement as near to your home as possible.

Our dedicated placement team will help you find an appropriate clinical experience so you can save time and focus on your studies.

The clinical experiences are designed to provide you with real-world, hands-on experience to complement your classroom learning. These off-campus experiences in practice settings near your home enrich your graduate experience by preparing you for action in the field in a variety of settings.


Yes. The coursework for this program is 100% online with no on-campus residency requirement. However, students will gain hands-on experience through in-person clinical placement near their community.

The online M.S. SLP degree has two intakes per year, Fall and Spring.

Successful completion of the M.S. SLP degree includes 53 credit hours (8 semesters) without prerequisite courses and 71 credit hours (11 semesters) should prerequisite courses be required.

Yes! This program is designed specifically for working professionals to maintain work/life balance. No campus visits or travel are required. However, in your last semester you will be expected to dedicate time to clinical experiences and work commitments may need to change.

The degree can be completed in 3 years (8 semesters) or less without prerequisite courses or just under 4 years (11 semesters) with prerequisite courses.

Yes! Ithaca College has a more than 100-year legacy in SLP education, so you can expect a quality education taught by expert faculty dedicated to student success.


For admission into this program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 25 observation hours
  • Prerequisites courses

Yes, we offer the prerequisite courses online for your convenience. 

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
  • Phonetics
  • Child Language Development
  • Basic Audiology
  • Basic Speech Science
  • Clinical Observation
  • One college-level course in each of the following:
    • Physics or Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Statistics
    • Social or Behavioral Science
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