Mission of the Speech-Language
The Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Worcester State University incorporates the University Mission through its commitment both to providing students with a high quality education and promoting lifelong intellectual and professional growth. The Program is dedicated to the education of students regarding communication sciences as well as etiologies, characteristics, prevention, assessment, and remediation of communication disorders and differences across the lifespan.
Based on the standards established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Speech-Language Pathology, the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program fosters the preparation of students as professionals by developing excellence in academic and clinical skills. The Program responds to the diverse needs of its students to promote their success. In addition, the Program responds to social, economic, cultural, and professional changes by reviewing and modifying the program as needed. In collaboration with other institutions, such as local schools and health care organizations, the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program facilitates a sense of community responsibility.