GMercyU’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program is Awarded Accreditation Candidacy by the CAA

Gwynedd Mercy University's Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing & Health Professions has announced its Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program was awarded candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Candidacy is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.

"We are thrilled to have been awarded candidacy by the CAA & welcome the opportunity to offer a graduate program dedicated to the preparation of exceptional speech-language pathologists,” Karen A. Fallon, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor and Director of GMercyU’s Speech-Language Pathology MS Program.

GMercyU launched its SLP Program in response to the growing need for speech-language pathologists. According to U.S. News & World Report, Speech-language pathologists rank as the #3 job in healthcare and #10 job overall in on its Best 100 Jobs list for 2024. The program will welcome its first class in Fall 2024.

In addition to the MS SLP Program, GMercyU offers a Speech-Language Pathology Prerequisite (SLPP) Program. This program is a one-year online program that prepares students to meet the admissions curriculum criteria for GMercyU’s MS SLP program well as for other speech-language pathology graduate programs with similar requirements.

The Mission of the Speech-Language Pathology program at GMercyU aligns with the university mission as it prepares students to enter a graduate program which will lead to successful careers and meaningful lives in a global society as speech-language pathologists.

For more information about the program, please visit our Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology page.