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Shaping Voices, Transforming Lives

A rising graduate student acquires “high-tech, hands-on training” through Syracuse’s speech-language pathology program.
Violet Cabot in a speech language pathology classroom.

Violet Cabot ’24, G’25 in the Gebbie Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, the linchpin of the 4+1 speech-language pathology program.

“It’s been my dream for years,” says Violet Cabot ’24, G’25, regarding her pursuit of a graduate degree in speech-language pathology.

A rising master’s student in Syracuse University’s 4+1 speech-language pathology (SLP) program, the Massachusetts native is excited to continue her education in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The benefits of the five-year program, which result in a bachelor’s and master’s degree, are obvious, she explains. “I’m able to accelerate my education with experiences in the Gebbie Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic. I also learn from professors who are experts in their fields.”

Violet Cabot practicing speech, language pathology techniques.

At Syracuse, Cabot is learning how to fuse conventional therapies with telecommunications technologies.

Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the 78-year-old CSD department enables students like Cabot to interact with researchers and clinicians from different disciplines, including psychology, biology, neuroscience and linguistics. The result? A holistic experience steeped in high-tech, hands-on training. And a nearly 100% employment rate. U.S. News & World Report ranks the SLP graduate program No. 1 in New York state and among the top 12% of its kind nationwide.

“It will set me up for future success in my career,” says Cabot, who’s particularly excited to learn about augmentative and alternative communication, benefitting people who struggle with verbal speech.

Violet Cabot in a speech classroom working on an ipad.

The SLP program prepares students like Cabot to work with clients of all ages and backgrounds.

Committed to developing the whole person, Cabot also is a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling her to study abroad in Florence, Italy.

“Syracuse University is the perfect place to grow, academically, socially and professionally,” she says smiling.

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Speech-Language Pathology 4+1 Program

The Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Department offers CSD undergraduate majors the opportunity to apply to the 4+1 B.S./M.S. dual program, which combines the undergraduate degree in CSD and the graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology into a 5-year program.

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