Speech Language Pathology Education in Pennsylvania

Becoming a speech pathologist requires a master’s degree in the field, which includes both classroom and clinical instruction. You’ll also be required to complete a certain number of hours under the supervision of a licensed pathologist. These programs typically take about two years to complete. Read on to learn more about becoming a speech pathologist in Pennsylvania.

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Find Accredited Speech Language Pathology Education in Pennsylvania

speech pathology image1Speech pathology programs must be accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Consult this professional organization for a list of accredited programs by state, available from their website and updated regularly.

Speech Language Pathology Certification in Pennsylvania

Speech pathologists must be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. Becoming licensed requires filling out an application through the State Board of Examiners
in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, passing the national board examination, and paying a fee of $46. The necessary forms are available directly from the state’s official website.

Salaries for Speech Language Pathology Jobs in Pennsylvania

Speech pathologists in Pennsylvania earn an average annual salary of $76,250, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is in line with the national annual average salary of approximately $73,970. However, pay is especially high for this career in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA area, where the average annual salary is upwards of $93,000. Jobs in this role are also plentiful in Pennsylvania.

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List of Speech Language Pathology Programs in Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Marywood University
Scranton, PA
Misericordia University
Dallas, PA
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Salus University
Elkins Park, PA
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
West Chester University
West Chester, PA

If you are interested in becoming a speech pathologist and you already have a bachelor’s degree, contact one or more of the above schools to learn about admission requirements into their master’s programs. If you want to learn more about the profession and what it entails, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is an excellent resource for information. You may also consider speaking directly with a speech pathologist in your area to get a sense for the profession.

More Speech Pathology Programs in Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh CampusPittsburgh(412) 624-41414200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260www.pitt.edu
Temple UniversityPhiladelphia(215) 204-70001801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122www.temple.edu
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaWest Chester(610) 436-1000700 S High St, West Chester, PA 19382www.wcupa.edu
Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaBloomsburg(570) 389-4000400 E 2nd St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815www.bloomu.edu
Indiana University of PennsylvaniaIndiana(724) 357-2100 1011 South Dr, Indiana, PA 15705www.iup.edu
Marywood UniversityScranton(570) 348-62112300 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18509www.marywood.edu
Thiel CollegeGreenville(724) 589-200075 College Ave, Greenville, PA 16125www.thiel.edu