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Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology

Speech Language Pathology

The Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at East Tennessee State University is an accredited 2-year program focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, and research of communicative disorders in children and adults. The program's curriculum provides intense education on the disorders and conditions that arise in the field. The goal of receiving a Masters of Science at this is institution is to prepare students to enter the work force as competent, well-rounded Speech-Language Pathologists providing the best care to all patients.

ETSU has a wide variety of clinic placements in both child and adult settings. Each student is provided with multiple opportunities on and off campus in school, clinic, nursing home, and hospital sites. Students attending ETSU will be prepared to work with a spectrum of disorders in children including autism, cleft palate, auditory awareness, phonological disorders and specific language impairment as well as high risk infant care. If you are more interested in the adult settings, you will gain the knowledge necessary to provide therapy for individuals with tracheotomies, voice disorders, motor speech disorders, aphasia, and dysphagia, including performing modified barium swallow imaging studies at our local VA hospital.

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The Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology  program at East Tennessee State University 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. The program completed a multi-year self study that culminated with a site review in October, 2011. The most favorable outcome of such a review, which is re-accreditation for an 8-year period, was obtained.


  • Congratulations to Dr. Chaya Nanjundeswaran on being awarded the College Teaching Award for 2016. Thank you for all your dedication and passion expended in your classroom and clinical teaching!
  • Congratulations to Teresa Boggs for publishing her first article about the Positive Eating Program (PEP) in Perspectives. Follow this link to read the article.
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