The mission of the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Stroudsburg University is to provide an academic and clinical education program which:

  1. Prepares graduates to earn the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, and
  2. Serves as a clinical and professional resource to the surrounding community.

The Graduate Program's objectives are:

  1. The program will ensure that all students meet the academic and clinical education requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
  2. Academic content of all courses and other learning experiences will reflect the most current, state-of-the-art information.
  3. Course offerings will be sufficient to allow students to develop competence in all relevant areas of practice in speech-language pathology.
  4. The program will ensure that each student has the opportunity to explore special interest areas within the field.
  5. The program will ensure that each student develops the necessary skills for continuing education in the field through formal or informal methods.

The Graduate Program's 2016-2021 Strategic Plan:

Strategic Theme 1 : to increase graduate student exposure to and experience with varied client types

      1.      Initiative: to trial the use of simulated cases

      2.      Initiative: to make discharge planners, rehabilitation coordinators, speech-language pathologists, neurologists, rheumatologists,   and other physicians aware of clinic services

Strategic Theme 2 : to expand graduate clinician experience with a greater variety of assessment instruments and assessment procedures

      1.      Initiative: provide opportunities for clinicians to practice administration of tests on undergraduate volunteers

      2.      Initiative: expand screening and assessment programs and partnerships within the community

      3.      Initiative: provide opportunities for clinicians to practice bedside clinical evaluations on undergraduate student and pediatric volunteers

Strategic Theme 3 : to expand research conducted in the ESU Speech and Hearing Clinic

      1.      Initiative: to complete a clinical IRB available for use with case study research

      2.     Initiative: to increase collaboration among faculty to complete IRBs, grant applications and research projects by creating a research discussion group

      3.     Initiative: to streamline data management and collection as well as explore technology available to track clinic data

Contact Us

For more information about our programs, please contact our office at (570) 422-3247.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Monroe Hall
(570) 422-3247
(570) 422-3850 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Graduate Coordinator Speech-Language Pathology
LuAnn Batson-Magnuson
(570) 422-3311