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Speech-Language Pathology

  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ruskin, Florida
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  • Program Overview

    The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Gannon University is a program designed for students to participate in a collaborative, experiential, and integrative course of study developing skills that prepare them for the highest standards of the scope of practice in speech-language pathology. The Ruskin speech-language pathology comprehensive curriculum combines research and evidence-based clinical practice, infused with a strong multicultural component, and requires completion of six (6) semesters of didactic and clinical coursework. Graduate students will be provided with opportunities to work alongside faculty on clinical and community research projects and service.

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    Our Mission

    The mission of the Master of Science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology at Gannon University is to foster the development of highly skilled, compassionate speech-language professionals who are dedicated to lifelong learning, leadership, and person-centered service. The program provides holistic, evidence-based speech, language, and hearing education and healthcare for a diverse society.

    The Gannon University Difference

    Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan University with 90 years of rich tradition in academic excellence. This success has presented the opportunity to expand our graduate degree offerings in rehabilitative sciences through a community-based SLP program at our Ruskin, Florida campus.  With a legacy of faculty who model the mission of teaching, service, and scholarship, students learn in a university community that embraces diversity, advocacy, and global awareness.


     The outcomes of the Speech-Language Pathology program at Gannon University are to:
    • Advance the students' knowledge and skills to diagnose, provide evidence-based treatment, and serve as an advocate in the scope of practice of speech-language pathology.
    • Apply knowledge of ethical standards and best practices in providing services for speech, language, and hearing disorders.  Effectively disseminate information in verbal and written form and commensurate with the target audience.
    • Identify and address the diverse and changing needs of the community with leadership and service.
    • The program will provide: Content and clinical experience to prepare students to qualify for and be successful in achieving national certification and state licensure, and participation in state and national professional organizations.

    Program Director

    Albert Villanueva-Reyes

    Albert Villanueva-Reyes, Ed.D., M.Sc., CCC-SLP
    Office: 813-658-4931

  • Graduate Admissions

    Phone: 813-658-4900
    Toll Free: 1-800-GANNON-U

    Office Location:
    105 Commercial Center Drive
    Ruskin, FL 33573