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Program's Mission Statement 

The mission of the MA in Speech Language Pathology is to prepare students to provide evidence-based and culturally responsive services and honor the multiple identities and lived experiences of those in our community. Grounded in social justice and health equity, we seek to develop skilled leaders in our profession and expand high quality services in speech-language pathology for historically marginalized communities. Fundamental to our mission is ethical conduct, professional values, inclusivity, critical inquiry, and scholarship.

Mission of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing (HS2N)

The mission of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing (HS2N) is to educate the next generation of leaders in the health sciences, human services, and health care professions that promote and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities in a diverse global society, with special emphasis on urban populations. Our mission is reflective of the mission of Lehman College at City University of New York in that HS2N graduates are:

  • Educated as health service administrators, exercise scientists, health educators, nutritionists and registered dietitians, recreation and therapeutic recreation educators, registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses, social workers, and speech language and hearing professionals who are confident, ethical and independent thinkers who are culturally sensitive to the needs of the citizens in our local and regional communities; and
  • Empowered as expert thinkers in their discipline, adept at facilitating local, national, and global health-care access; and
Engaged as informed and prepared citizens and professionals to work with underserved urban communities and populations, addressing any and all challenges affecting the health and welfare of individuals and communities by using communication tools that speak to our diverse local and urban communities.

Lehman College Mission Statement

Lehman College, an urban public institution and economic and cultural catalyst in the Bronx, is a national engine for social mobility and a vibrant center of discovery and creative work, providing a transformative educational experience while advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice.

University Mission Statement

The City University of New York is the nation’s largest urban public university, a transformative engine of social mobility that is a critical component of the lifeblood of New York City. Founded in 1847 as the nation’s first free public institution of higher education, CUNY today has 25 colleges spread across New York City’s five boroughs, serving 275,000 degree-seeking students of all ages and awarding 55,000 degrees each year. More than 80 percent of the University’s graduates stay in New York, contributing to all aspects of the city’s economic, civic and cultural life and diversifying the city’s workforce in every sector. The University’s historic mission continues to this day: provide a public first-rate education to all students, regardless of means or background.