Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Career Information

Students in speech-language-hearing sciences choose several career paths with their undergraduate degree.

Students use their bachelor's degree to pursue career choices in areas such as public health, research assistant, speech-language pathology assistant, teacher of English as a second language, and recreational therapist. Students with their bachelor's may also seek graduate work in related areas including psychology, school counseling, and others.

Qualified students pursue a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology or a Doctorate in Audiology for the purpose of working as a licensed and certified clinician in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with a wide variety of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing problems resulting from a wide variety of disorders including but not limited to developmental delays in speech and language acquisition, language learning disabilities, articulation and phonological disorders, voice problems, fluency problems, and hearing loss; or with speech, voice and swallowing problems that are acquired as a result of stroke (aphasia), brain injury, or neurological disorders.

Regardless of one's chosen career path our graduates have distinguished themselves as leaders in local, national, and international settings.

For information about the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology, visit:

Kelly Williamson


The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology offered Kelly the opportunity to grow from one-on-one experiences with licensed, experienced speech-language pathologists

Speech-Language Pathology