Speech-Language Pathology

Department Location

Center for Healthcare Education
4000 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Program Assistant

Susan Kostopoulos
Tel: 203-416-3950
kostopouloss@sacredheart.edu

Prepare for a career in speech-language pathology or audiology by learning to diagnose and treat a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders in patients. Learn about SHU’s Graduate Program, Undergraduate Minor or SLP Online Prerequisite Series.

Graduate Program Undergraduate Minor SLP Online Prerequisite Series
The master’s degree program in Speech-Language Pathology at Sacred Heart University is accredited by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education, and is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800 498 2071 or 301 296 5700. Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for maximum period of 5 years. It allows the program to matriculate and graduate students who, upon successful completion of the program, will meet all requirements for national certification and state licensure as Speech-Language Pathologists. Our program for teacher endorsement has also been approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education, making graduates eligible to serve as SLPs in Connecticut public schools.

Why Study Speech-Language Pathology?


Speech-language pathologists help people who are struggling with the most basic and critical of skills: speaking, communicating and swallowing. Speech-language pathologists need to have a strong desire to help people, a strong scientific background, and the warmth, sensitivity and resourcefulness to work with people having difficulty communicating. Speech-language pathologists have daily opportunities to make a real difference in peoples’ lives.

Speech-language pathologists often work as part of a team, which may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, physicians, audiologists, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors and others. Corporate speech-language pathologists also work with employees to improve communication with their customers, or modify foreign accents of workers to increase their communication potential. Some speech-language pathologists work with actors and singers to enhance their vocal skills.

Latest News & Events

Sacred Heart University to Celebrate Opening of Center for Healthcare Education

August 4, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—After nearly two years of construction, Sacred Heart University’s new Center for Healthcare Education is ready to open. Staff and faculty from the College of Health Professions and College of Nursing have moved into the state-of-the-art building, and students will begin their studies with the latest technology and modern features there this fall. The official unveiling will be Friday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m., and health-care workshops and lectures will take place throughout the year to celebrate the new facility and inform the community about the importance of health care.

Sacred Heart University Awards Tenure, Promotions

April 18, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University has awarded tenure to nine faculty members, seven of whom also earned promotions. In addition, seven additional members were promoted.

Two Professors Receive Naclerio Awards for Research

October 11, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University professors Robin L. Danzak and Jessica Samuolis recently received the 2016 Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Awards for upcoming research projects. Richard and Barbara Naclerio share a common vision with the University of cultivating academic excellence through innovative research projects. They created the award to support the efforts of up-and-coming SHU faculty leaders, bestowing two grants of $12,500 each year.